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Schools for sensory or physical impairment

Are you looking for a school that specialises in sensory or physical impairment? Here you can find and compare schools that meet your child's needs.

Please note that for entry in our guidebook and website we ask schools to nominate one particular area of speciality to provide extra guidance for our readers. Those schools that have chosen sensory or physical impairment are featured on this page. 

We do appreciate, however, that many schools provide services that span two or more of our categories, so please do check out our other featured schools in the following categories to give you a full picture of the schools available:

a) social interaction difficulties (autism, ASD & ASP)

b) emotional, behavioural and/or social difficulties (EBSD)

c) learning difficulties (including dyslexia/SPLD)

You will find all special schools with a speciality in sensory or physical impairment at the bottom of this page, with abbreviations denoting the conditions each school caters for (check our glossary for definitions).

Click on a school's name for information about that school. Schools at the top of the listings in highlighted panels feature full profile information including social media, website and email links and optional video.  

You can narrow down your search by using the search boxes below to select schools by age, gender, and those that offer residential facilities.

You can also search by region and our postcode search facility allows you to find and compare schools nearest to you by searching a radius of two to 100 miles. 

You can gain further advice from a selection of articles on this website about choosing a special needs school.

These search results are from www.specialneedsguide.co.uk, the online edition of John Catt's Which School? for Special Needs guidebook, now in its 26th edition.



Chailey Heritage School

Haywards Heath Road,
North Chailey,
Lewes,
East Sussex,
BN8 4EF

www.chf.org.uk

ASD, AUT, CLD, CP, Deaf, EBD, EPI, Hlmp, MLD, MSI, PhysD, Physlmp, PMLD, PNI, SCLD, SLD, SpeechLD, VIS

Read more about Chailey Heritage School

Doncaster School for the Deaf

Leger Way,
Doncaster,
South Yorkshire,
DN2 6AY

www.deaf-trust.co.uk

BESD, CP, Deaf, DYSL, GLD, Hlmp, MLD, Physlmp, PMLD, SLD, SPLD, SpeechLD, VIS

Read more about Doncaster School for the Deaf

Hamilton Lodge School

9 Walpole Road,
Brighton,
East Sussex,
BN2 0LS

www.hamiltonls.co.uk

Deaf, Hlmp

Read more about Hamilton Lodge School

RNIB College Loughborough

Radmoor Road,
Loughborough,
Leicestershire,
LE11 3BS

www.rnibcollege.ac.uk

AttDD, ADHD, ASD, ASP, AUT, BESD, CLD, CP, DYSL, DYSP, EBD, EPI, GLD, HighA, Hlmp, LD, MLD, MSI, PhysD, Physlmp, PartH, PNI, SCD, SCLD, SEBD, SLD, SPLI, SPLD, SpeechLD, VIS

Read more about RNIB College Loughborough

RNIB Pears Centre for Specialist Learning

Wheelwright Lane,
Ash Green,
Coventry,
West Midlands,
CV7 9RA

www.rnib.org.uk/pearscentre

ASD, AUT, BESD, CLD, CP, Deaf, EPI, GLD, Hlmp, LD, MSI, PhysD, Physlmp, PartH, PMLD, SCLD, SPLD, VIS

Read more about RNIB Pears Centre for Specialist Learning

RNIB Sunshine House School

33 Dene Road,
Northwood,
Middlesex,
HA6 2DD

www.rnib.org.uk/sunshinehouse

CLD, CP, Deaf, EPI, GLD, Hlmp, LD, MSI, PhysD, Physlmp, PartH, PMLD, SCLD, SPLD, VIS

Read more about RNIB Sunshine House School

Royal School for the Deaf Derby

Ashbourne Road,
Derby,
Derbyshire,
DE22 3BH

www.rsdd.org

Deaf, Hlmp

Read more about Royal School for the Deaf Derby

St John's Catholic School for the Deaf

Church Street,
Boston Spa,
Wetherby,
West Yorkshire,
LS23 6DF

www.stjohns.org.uk

AttDD, ADHD, ASD, ASP, AUT, BESD, CP, Deaf, DEL, DYSL, DYSP, EBD, EPI, Hlmp, LD, MLD, MSI, PhysD, Physlmp, PartH, PMLD, SCD, SLD, SPLI, SpeechLD, VIS

Read more about St John's Catholic School for the Deaf

St Mary's School & 6th Form College

Wrestwood Road,
Bexhill-on-Sea,
East Sussex,
TN40 2LU

www.stmarysbexhill.org

ASD, ASP, AUT, CLD, CP, Deaf, DEL, DYSL, DYSP, EPI, GLD, Hlmp, LD, MLD, MSI, PhysD, Physlmp, PartH, SCD, SPLI, SPLD, SpeechLD, VIS

Read more about St Mary's School & 6th Form College

The Children's Trust School

Tadworth Court,
Tadworth,
Surrey,
KT20 5RU

www.thechildrenstrustschool.org.uk

CLD, CP, EPI, Hlmp, MSI, PhysD, Physlmp, PMLD, PNI, SLD, SpeechLD, VIS

Read more about The Children's Trust School

The Pace Centre

Philip Green House,
Coventon Road,
Aylesbury,
Buckinghamshire,
HP19 9JL

www.thepacecentre.org

CLD, CP, DYSP, Hlmp, LD, MLD, MSI, PhysD, PNI, SCLD, SLD, SpeechLD, VIS

Read more about The Pace Centre

The Royal Blind School

43 Canaan Lane,
Edinburgh,
EH10 4SG

www.royalblind.org/education

AUT, CP, DEL, EPI, MLD, Physlmp, PMLD, SLD, SPLD, SpeechLD, VIS

Read more about The Royal Blind School

Treloar School

Holybourne,
Alton,
Hampshire,
GU34 4GL

www.treloar.org.uk

CLD, CP, DEL, DYSP, EPI, HighA, Hlmp, MLD, MSI, PhysD, Physlmp, PartH, PNI, SCLD, SPLI, SPLD, SpeechLD, VIS

Read more about Treloar School

Aurora Meldreth Manor School

Fenny Lane,
Meldreth,
Royston,
Hertfordshire,
SG8 6LG

CP, Deaf, EPI, GLD, Hlmp, LD, MLD, MSI, PhysD, Physlmp, PartH, PMLD, SpeechLD, VIS

Beaumont College

Slyne Road,
Lancaster,
Lancashire,
LA2 6AP

ASD, AUT, BESD, CLD, CP, DYSL, DYSP, EBD, EPI, GLD, Hlmp, MSI, PhysD, Physlmp, PMLD, PNI, SCD, SCLD, SEBD, SLD, SPLI, SpeechLD, VIS

Buddy Bear Trust Conductive Education School

Killyman Road,
Dungannon,
County Tyrone,
BT71 6DE

CP

Camphill School Aberdeen

Murtle House,
Bieldside,
Aberdeen,
AB15 9EP

AttDD, ADHD, ASD, ASP, AUT, BESD, CLD, CP, Deaf, DEL, DYSL, DYSP, EBD, EPI, GLD, LD, MLD, MSI, PhysD, PMLD, PNI, SCD, SCLD, SEBD, SLD, SPLI, SPLD, SpeechLD, VIS

Communication Specialist College

Leger Way,
Doncaster,
South Yorkshire,
DN2 6AY

Hlmp

Corseford School

Milliken Park,
Johnstone,
Renfrewshire,
PA10 2NT

CP, DEL, DYSP, EPI, Hlmp, MLD, Physlmp, SPLD, SpeechLD, VIS

Craig-y-Parc School

Pentyrch,
Cardiff,
Glamorgan,
CF15 9NB

CP, EPI, Hlmp, LD, MLD, MSI, PhysD, Physlmp, PartH, PMLD, SCLD, SLD, SpeechLD, VIS

Dame Hannah Rogers School

Woodland Road,
Ivybridge,
Devon,
PL21 9HQ

ASD, MLD, PhysD, PMLD, SLD

Derwen College

Oswestry,
Shropshire,
SY11 3JA

CP, DEL, DYSL, EPI, Hlmp, MLD, Physlmp, PMLD, SLD, SPLD, SpeechLD, VIS

Donaldson's School

Preston Road,
Linlithgow,
West Lothian,
EH49 6HZ

ASP, AUT, Deaf, Hlmp, PartH, PMLD, SCD, SLD, SPLI, SpeechLD

Dorton College of Further Education

Seal Drive,
Seal,
Sevenoaks,
Kent,
TN15 0AH

VIS

Exeter Royal Academy for Deaf Education

50 Topsham Road,
Exeter,
Devon,
EX2 4NF

AUT, CP, Deaf, EPI, Hlmp, MLD, MSI, PartH, SpeechLD, VIS

Henshaws College

Bogs Lane,
Harrogate,
North Yorkshire,
HG1 4ED

CLD, CP, Deaf, EPI, Hlmp, LD, MLD, MSI, PhysD, PartH, SCD, SLD, SpeechLD, VIS

Hereward College of Further Education

Bramston Crescent,
Tile Hill Lane,
Coventry,
West Midlands,
CV4 9SW

ASP, AUT, CP, DEL, DYSL, DYSP, EBD, EPI, HighA, Hlmp, MLD, Physlmp, SPLD, VIS

Holly Bank School

Roe Head,
Far Common Road,
Mirfield,
West Yorkshire,
WF14 0DQ

CLD, CP, MSI, PhysD, Physlmp, PMLD, PNI, SCLD, SLD

Homefield College

42 St Mary's Road,
Sileby,
Loughborough,
Leicestershire,
LE12 7TL

ASD, BESD, LD, SCD

Ingfield Manor School

Five Oaks,
Billingshurst,
West Sussex,
RH14 9AX

CP

Jordanstown School

85 Jordanstown Road,
Newtownabbey,
County Antrim,
BT37 0QE

ASD, Deaf, EBD, GLD, Hlmp, LD, MSI, PhysD, SpeechLD, VIS

Langside School

Langside Avenue,
Parkstone,
Poole,
Dorset,
BH12 5BN

CLD, CP, EPI, MSI, PhysD, PMLD, SCD, SCLD, SLD

Mary Hare Primary School for the Deaf

Mill Hall, Pigeons Farm Road,
Thatcham,
Newbury,
West Berkshire,
RG19 8XA

Hlmp, SPLI, SpeechLD

Mary Hare School

Arlington Manor,
Snelsmore Common,
Newbury,
West Berkshire,
RG14 3BQ

Deaf, Hlmp

Nash College

Croydon Road,
Bromley,
Kent,
BR2 7AG

AUT, CP, EPI, MLD, Physlmp, PMLD, PNI, SCD, SCLD, SLD, SPLD, SpeechLD, VIS

National Institute for Conductive Education

Cannon Hill House, Russell Road,
Moseley,
Birmingham,
West Midlands,
B13 8RD

CP, DYSP, PNI

National Star College

Ullenwood,
Cheltenham,
Gloucestershire,
GL53 9QU

ASD, ASP, AUT, CLD, CP, DYSL, DYSP, EPI, GLD, Hlmp, LD, MLD, MSI, PhysD, Physlmp, PartH, PMLD, PNI, SCD, SCLD, SLD, SPLD, SpeechLD, VIS

New College Worcester

Whittington Road,
Worcester,
Worcestershire,
WR5 2JX

VIS

On Track Training Centre

Unit 8, Paragon Buildings,
Ford Road,
Totnes,
Devon,
TQ9 5LQ

AttDD, ADHD, ASD, ASP, AUT, BESD, DEL, DYSL, DYSP, EBD, GLD, MLD, MSI, SCD, SPLD

Paces High Green School for Conductive Education

Paces High Green Centre, Pack Horse Lane,
High Green,
Sheffield,
South Yorkshire,
S35 3HY

CP, PhysD

Percy Hedley College

Station Road,
Forest Hall,
Newcastle upon Tyne,
Tyne & Wear,
NE12 8YY

Hlmp

Percy Hedley School - Newcastle

Great North Road,
Newcastle upon Tyne,
Tyne & Wear,
NE2 3BB

AUT, Hlmp, PMLD, SLD, VIS

Percy Hedley School - North Tyneside

Forest Hall,
Newcastle upon Tyne,
Tyne & Wear,
NE12 8YY

CP, SCD

Portland College

Nottingham Road,
Mansfield,
Nottingham,
Nottinghamshire,
NG18 4TJ

ASD, ASP, AUT, CP, Deaf, DYSL, DYSP, EBD, EPI, GLD, Hlmp, MLD, MSI, PhysD, Physlmp, PartH, PMLD, PNI, SCLD, SPLI, SPLD, SpeechLD, VIS

Royal School for the Blind

Church Road North,
Wavertree,
Liverpool,
Merseyside,
L15 6TQ

BESD, CLD, CP, EBD, EPI, Hlmp, MLD, MSI, PhysD, Physlmp, PMLD, PNI, SCLD, SLD, SPLI, SPLD, VIS

Seashell Trust

Stanley Road,
Cheadle Hulme,
Cheadle,
Greater Manchester,
SK8 6RQ

ASD, AUT, CLD, CP, Deaf, Hlmp, MSI, PhysD, Physlmp, PMLD, PNI, SCD, SCLD, SLD, SpeechLD, VIS

St Elizabeth's School

South End,
Much Hadham,
Hertfordshire,
SG10 6EW

AUT, CP, DYSL, DYSP, EBD, EPI, MLD, SLD, SPLD, SpeechLD

St Piers School and College

St Piers Lane,
Lingfield,
Surrey,
RH7 6PW

AttDD, ADHD, ASP, AUT, CP, EPI, MLD, PMLD, PNI, SCD, SCLD, SLD, SpeechLD

St Rose's School

Stratford Lawn,
Stroud,
Gloucestershire,
GL5 4AP

CLD, CP, Deaf, DEL, DYSL, DYSP, EPI, GLD, Hlmp, LD, MLD, MSI, PhysD, Physlmp, PartH, PMLD, PNI, SCD, SCLD, SLD, SPLI, SpeechLD, VIS

St Vincent's School for the Visually Handicapped

Yew Tree Lane,
West Derby,
Liverpool,
Merseyside,
L12 9HN

MLD, VIS

Stanmore House School

Lanark,
South Lanarkshire,
ML11 7RR

CP, Physlmp, SCLD, SpeechLD, VIS

Stepping Stones School

Tower Road,
Hindhead,
Surrey,
GU26 6SU

ASD, ASP, AUT, MLD, PhysD, SpeechLD

The Fortune Centre of Riding Therapy

Avon Tyrrell,
Bransgore,
Christchurch,
Dorset,
BH23 8EE

AUT, CP, DEL, DYSL, EBD, EPI, Hlmp, MLD, Physlmp, PMLD, SLD, SPLD, SpeechLD, VIS

The Royal National College for the Blind (RNC)

Venns Lane,
Hereford,
Herefordshire,
HR1 1DT

ASP, AUT, DYSL, HighA, MLD, PhysD, PartH, VIS

The Shires School

Shires Lane,
Stretton,
Rutland,
LE15 7GT

AUT, SLD

Victoria Education Centre

12 Lindsay Road,
Branksome Park,
Poole,
Dorset,
BH13 6AS

DEL, EPI, Physlmp, SpeechLD

Vranch House

Pinhoe Road,
Exeter,
Devon,
EX4 8AD

CP, EPI, MLD, PhysD, Physlmp, PMLD, SpeechLD

WESC Foundation - The Specialist College for Visual Impairment

Countess Wear,
Exeter,
Devon,
EX2 6HA

EPI, Physlmp, PMLD, VIS

WESC Foundation - The Specialist School for Visual Impairment

Countess Wear,
Exeter,
Devon,
EX2 6HA

EPI, Physlmp, PMLD, VIS

Woodstar School

143 Coppetts Road,
London,
N10 1JP

CP, PhysD