Cambian Spring Hill School

Co-educational Day & Residential Preparatory, Senior & Sixth Form

Head of School

Samantha Campbell

Age Range

8 – 19 years

Total Pupils


Special Needs


Cambian Spring Hill School is a 38 and 52 week, day and residential school for children and young people aged 8-19 years old with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, associated challenging behaviours, learning and communication difficulties and complex needs.

The school provides education and care through a mixture of individualised programmes and a broad curriculum to learn, progress and work towards each student's personal best. Learning opportunities are provided to facilitate personal aspirations, celebrate success and work towards a meaningful transition into the adult world. There is a focus on personal development especially of independence, social communication, community participation and engagement with employability differentiated to each student's needs and strengths. Students can access a wide variety of work experience opportunities to develop their practical skills including retail, horticulture, administration, construction, animal care and IT.

Spring Hill School has a very strong range of clinical and therapeutic support on site which focuses on proactively supporting each student's complex needs. We provide an environment where multidisciplinary support is key to ensuring outstanding outcomes for our students.

At Spring Hill, we pride ourselves on offering a warm, nurturing and welcoming environment to our young people and their families.

Our residential cottages are situated within the beautiful grounds allowing for unlimited opportunities for recreation and play as well as the opportunity to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the rural setting. Each cottage provides a home away from home recreating a family environment that is safe, comfortable and most importantly happy. All of our bedrooms are en-suite and are furnished to a high standard. We encourage our young people to personalise their room by choosing paint colour and soft furnishings, hanging pictures on their walls and adding personal belongings to make them feel truly settled in their environment.

At Spring Hill School, we aim to develop well-rounded individuals, where learning experiences are constructed through a rich and varied curriculum offer. We have used the National Curriculum as a spring board to generate ideas for which topics, knowledge and skills will be covered within each group/class.

It is our aim to provide a curriculum offer that:

  • Enables children to make great progress

  • Provides equal opportunities for all learners

  • Engages, motivates and develops curious children

  • Creates responsible citizens

  • Prepares children for the digital world

  • Promotes a healthy lifestyle

The school takes pride in providing a highly inclusive environment, where learners demonstrate high levels of enjoyment in their education and most make very good progress in their subjects and areas of learning. Children at all levels are helped to achieve their potential. Those who are most able are challenged and supported through being offered tasks which provide opportunities for greater depth and those who struggle are encouraged and given targeted support to embed skills, to develop at their own pace or simply to learn in a style that best suits their individual needs. We also work in partnership with Nordoff Robbins who offer our students bespoke music therapy.