Cambian Brook View School
Ward Green Lane, Preston, PR3 3YB, Lancashire
Co-educational 52-week residential
|Special Needs||ASD, ASP, AUT|
|Head of School||Vicky Prosser|
|Co-ed Age Range||8-19 years|
|Number of pupils||25|
Cambian Brook View School is an independent specialist School, providing a high standard of education and care for students aged 8-19 with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder and other related conditions. Offering 52-week residential care for both boys and girls, they successfully support students with a broad range of complex needs including challenging behaviour and social, emotional and mental health disorders.
Many of the young people who come to Brook View School have been out of education for a period of time or have had negative experiences of school in the past. The School's transition arrangements ensure that each young person and their parents or carers are given opportunities to visit the school and meet key members of staff before formal admission. We will have a comprehensive referral, assessment and transition process to ensure successful placements of students with a programme of study to meet their needs and bespoke package of care, to enable the students to develop and grow in to functional young people in society.
Brook View School's focus on the Creative Curriculum has developed an innovative approach to the way they meet the special and often challenging needs of pupils. Their 'Visual Timetable' is typical of this approach, created to ensure pupils understand their daily routines. Classrooms are equipped with state-of-the-art education technology such as interactive touch screens and iPads while many of the surrounding specialist facilities support the sensory requirements of students to develop their senses, co-ordination and communication, promoting interaction, concentration, calmness and confidence.
Brook View School have a flexible approach to learning, personalising the curriculum and teaching groups to meet students’ individual learning needs and abilities. They support students by providing them with the opportunity to learn and develop in a supportive and creative environment in which there is particular focus on recognising achievement and supporting progression. In addition to the academic curriculum, individualised timetables provide opportunities for pupils to withdraw from some lessons to participate in therapy sessions with the Speech and Language Therapist or Occupational Therapy team. The curriculum is enriched by educational trips and visits, local community links and opportunities within the timetable to engage with new experiences such as music workshops and gardening.
The School provides a structured, stimulating environment in which all children are valued, included and supported to reach their full potential. The skilled education team know that every child is unique and all children develop at a different rate and have differing needs as they grow and meet the challenges of life outside the school. Brook View School pride themselves on transparent communication with parents, social care, CAMHS and other professionals. All students at Brook View school are treated as individuals and every care and education package is developed around each young person and tailored to their unique needs to enable them to achieve their personal best.