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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,
BN8 4EF,
East Sussex

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,
DN2 6AY,
South Yorkshire

www.deaf.school.org.uk

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

Read more about Doncaster School for the Deaf

Mary Hare Primary School

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

www.maryhare.org.uk

Deaf, Hlmp, SPLI, SpeechLD

Read more about Mary Hare Primary School

Mary Hare Secondary School

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

www.maryhare.org.uk

Deaf, Hlmp

Read more about Mary Hare Secondary School

RNIB College Loughborough

Radmoor Road,
Loughborough,
LE11 3BS,
Leicestershire

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, SEMH, SLD, SPLI, SPLD, SpeechLD, VIS

Read more about RNIB College Loughborough

RNIB Sunshine House School

33 Dene Road,
Northwood,
HA6 2DD,
Middlesex

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

St John's Catholic School for the Deaf

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

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,
TN40 2LU,
East Sussex

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,
KT20 5RU,
Surrey

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,
HP19 9JL,
Buckinghamshire

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,
GU34 4GL,
Hampshire

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,
SG8 6LG,
Hertfordshire

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

Beaumont College

Slyne Road,
Lancaster,
LA2 6AP,
Lancashire

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

Buddy Bear Trust Conductive Education School

Killyman Road,
Dungannon,
BT71 6DE,
County Tyrone

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, SEMH, SLD, SPLI, SPLD, SpeechLD, VIS

Communication Specialist College

Leger Way,
Doncaster,
DN2 6AY,
South Yorkshire

Hlmp

Corseford School

Milliken Park,
Johnstone,
PA10 2NT,
Renfrewshire

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

Craig-y-Parc School

Pentyrch,
Cardiff,
CF15 9NB,
Glamorgan

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

Dame Hannah Rogers School

Woodland Road,
Ivybridge,
PL21 9HQ,
Devon

ASD, MLD, PhysD, PMLD, SLD

Derwen College

Oswestry,
SY11 3JA,
Shropshire

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

Donaldson's School

Preston Road,
Linlithgow,
EH49 6HZ,
West Lothian

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

Dorton College of Further Education

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

VIS

Exeter Royal Academy for Deaf Education

50 Topsham Road,
Exeter,
EX2 4NF,
Devon

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

Hamilton Lodge School

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

Deaf, Hlmp

Hedleys College

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

Hlmp

Hedleys Northern Counties School

Tankerville Terrace,
Jesmond,
Newcastle upon Tyne,
NE12 7BH,
Tyne & Wear

AUT, Hlmp, PMLD, SLD, VIS

Henshaws College

Bogs Lane,
Harrogate,
HG1 4ED,
North Yorkshire

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,
CV4 9SW,
West Midlands

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

Holly Bank School

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

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

Homefield College

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

ASD, BESD, LD, SCD

Ingfield Manor School

Five Oaks,
Billingshurst,
RH14 9AX,
West Sussex

CP

Jordanstown School

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

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

Langside School

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

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

Nash College

Croydon Road,
Bromley,
BR2 7AG,
Kent

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,
B13 8RD,
West Midlands

CP, DYSP, PNI

National Star College

Ullenwood,
Cheltenham,
GL53 9QU,
Gloucestershire

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,
WR5 2JX,
Worcestershire

VIS

On Track Education Centre, Totnes

Parragon Building,
Ford Road,
Totnes,
TQ9 5LQ,
Devon

ASD, MLD, SCLD, SEMH, SPLD

Paces High Green School for Conductive Education

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

CP, PhysD

Percy Hedley School

West Lane,
Killingworth,
Newcastle upon Tyne,
NE12 7BH,
Tyne & Wear

CP, SCD

Portland College

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

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,
L15 6TQ,
Merseyside

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

Royal School for the Deaf Derby

Ashbourne Road,
Derby,
DE22 3BH,
Derbyshire

Deaf, Hlmp

St Elizabeth's School

South End,
Much Hadham,
SG10 6EW,
Hertfordshire

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

St Piers School and College

St Piers Lane,
Lingfield,
RH7 6PW,
Surrey

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

St Rose's School

Stratford Lawn,
Stroud,
GL5 4AP,
Gloucestershire

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,
L12 9HN,
Merseyside

MLD, VIS

Stanmore House School

Lanark,
ML11 7RR,
South Lanarkshire

CP, Physlmp, SCLD, SpeechLD, VIS

Stepping Stones School

Tower Road,
Hindhead,
GU26 6SU,
Surrey

ASD, ASP, AUT, MLD, PhysD, SpeechLD

The Fortune Centre of Riding Therapy

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

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,
HR1 1DT,
Herefordshire

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

The Shires School

Shires Lane,
Stretton,
LE15 7GT,
Rutland

ASD, AUT, SLD

Victoria Education Centre

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

DEL, EPI, Physlmp, SpeechLD

Vranch House

Pinhoe Road,
Exeter,
EX4 8AD,
Devon

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

WESC Foundation - The Specialist College for Visual Impairment

Countess Wear,
Exeter,
EX2 6HA,
Devon

EPI, Physlmp, PMLD, VIS

WESC Foundation - The Specialist School for Visual Impairment

Countess Wear,
Exeter,
EX2 6HA,
Devon

EPI, Physlmp, PMLD, VIS

Woodstar School

143 Coppetts Road,
London,
N10 1JP

CP, PhysD