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I CAN'S Dawn House School

Helmsley Road, Rainworth, Mansfield, NG21 0DQ, Nottinghamshire

01623 795361



I CAN'S Dawn House School
School type Coeducational Day & Residential
Founded 1974
Special Needs ASP, CLD, DYSL, DYSP, SCD, SLD, SPLD, SpeechLD
Principal Jenny McConnell
Co-ed Age Range 5-19
Number of pupils 66
Fees On request
Associations NASS, ICAN,SSAT

I CAN's Dawn House School is an Outstanding specialist speech, language and communication school for children and young people aged 5-19 years. We are committed to the highest quality education, therapy and care for pupils with a primary need of complex speech and language communication needs (SLCN) and/or Asperger's Syndrome.

At Dawn House School the young people receive the specialist intensive support they need. We cater for many conditions which are commonly associated with communication needs.

Children's individual needs are assessed prior to entry and are met through a holistic, integrated, multidisciplinary approach to the curriculum. For young people who need more specific focused work to develop their speech and language skills, individual or small group sessions are timetabled during the school day.

Children and young people with more complex needs are offered a bespoke, quieter area of school (Chimes) where they receive enhanced support.

Our Occupational Therapy team deliver more focused, intensive work where necessary. Sensory Integration is an integral part of every child's school day and in the residential setting.

Our well-being team, including a child and adolescent psychotherapist, support all young people and their families throughout their time at Dawn House School.

Residential Care at Dawn House School aims to ensure the emotional and physical well-being of our boarding pupils through an extended curriculum. The school can provide opportunities for non-residential young people to benefit from extended days, after-school clubs and overnight stays.

Dawn House has maintained an Outstanding rating from Ofsted when last inspected in February 2018.

Our specialist 6th Form provision is based on the school site and works in close partnership with local schools, colleges and workplaces.

Dawn House School is part of I CAN, the children's communication charity (www.ican.org.uk).