Essex Fresh Start Independent School

Essex Fresh Start (EFS) is a TCES Group school, providing LA-funded day school education for pupils aged 7-18 years with social, emotional and mental health needs.

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Special needs schools in the East of England

Search here for independent special needs schools in the East of England, including Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk.

You will find all special schools in the East of England at the bottom of this page, with abbreviations denoting the conditions each school caters for (check our glossary for abbreviations).

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, those that offer residential facilities, and those that have a speciality in:

a) social interaction difficulties (including autism and Asperger syndrome)

b) emotional, behavioural and/or social difficulties 

c) learning difficulties (including dyslexia/SPLD) 

d) sensory or physical impairment 

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 25th edition.



Essex Fresh Start Independent School (EFS)

Church Street,
Witham,
CM8 2JL,
Essex

www.tces.org.uk

ASD, AUT, BESD, EBD, SEMH, SpeechLD

Read more about Essex Fresh Start Independent School (EFS)

NAS Anderson School

Luxborough Lane,
Chigwell,
IG7 5AB,
Essex

www.andersonschool.org.uk

ASD, ASP, AUT

Read more about NAS Anderson School

NAS Radlett Lodge School

Harper Lane,
Radlett,
WD7 9HW,
Hertfordshire

www.radlettlodgeschool.org.uk

ASD, ASP, AUT

Read more about NAS Radlett Lodge School

Acorn Park

Mill Road,
Banham,
Norwich,
NR16 2HU,
Norfolk

ASD, AUT, CLD, EPI, LD, MLD, SCD, SCLD, SLD, SPLD

Aurora Eccles School

Quidenham,
Quidenham,
NR16 2NZ,
Norfolk

ASD, ASP, AUT, DYSL, LD, MLD, SCD

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

Avocet House

The Old Vicarage,
School Lane,
Heckingham,
NR14 6QP,
Norfolk

EBD, SEMH, SPLD

Bramfield House School

Walpole Road,
Bramfield,
Halesworth,
IP19 9AB,
Suffolk

AttDD, ADHD, BESD, DEL, EBD

Cambian Essex School

Unit 13, Flitch Industrial Estate,
Chelmsford Road,
Great Dunmow,
CM6 1XJ,
Essex

BESD

Cambian Home Tree School

172 March Road,
Friday Bridge,
Wisbech,
PE14 0LP,
Cambridgeshire

EBD, SEMH

Cambian Wisbech School

The Old Sessions House,
32 Somers Road,
Wisbech,
PE13 1JF,
Cambridgeshire

EBD, SEMH

Centre Academy East Anglia

Church Road,
Brettenham,
Ipswich,
IP7 7QR,
Suffolk

ADHD, ASP, CLD, DYSL, DYSP, GLD, HighA, LD, SPLD, SpeechLD

Chartwell House School

Goodens Lane,
Newton,
Wisbech,
PE13 5HQ,
Cambridgeshire

DYSL, EBD

Copperfield School

22 Euston Road,
Great Yarmouth,
NR30 1DX,
Norfolk

AttDD, ADHD, ASP, BESD, CLD, DYSL, DYSP, EBD, GLD, LD, MLD, SCD, SCLD, SEMH, SPLD

Doucecroft School

Abbots Lane,
Eight Ash Green,
Colchester,
CO6 3QL,
Essex

ASD, ASP, AUT

Egerton Rothesay School

Durrants Lane,
Berkhamsted,
HP4 3UJ,
Hertfordshire

ASD, AUT, DYSL, DYSP, SpeechLD

Future Education

168b Motum Road,
Norwich,
NR5 8EG,
Norfolk

BESD

Gretton School

Manor Farm Road,
Girton,
Cambridge,
CB3 0RX,
Cambridgeshire

ASD, ASP, AUT

Holme Court School

Abington Woods,
Church Lane,
Little Abington,
CB21 6BQ,
Cambridgeshire

AttDD, ADHD, ASP, CLD, DYSL, DYSP, GLD, HighA, LD, MLD, SCD, SPLD, SpeechLD, VIS

Hopewell School

Harmony House,
Baden Powell Close,
Dagenham,
RM9 6XN,
Essex

EBD, MLD, SEMH

Jacques Hall

Harwich Road,
Bradfield,
Manningtree,
CO11 2XW,
Essex

ADHD, BESD, EBD, MLD, SEMH

Kisimul Upper School

Acacia Hall, Shortwood Lane,
Friesthorpe,
Lincoln,
LN3 5AL,
Lincolnshire

ASD, SLD

On Track Education Centre (Mildenhall)

82E & F Fred Dannatt Road,
Mildenhall,
IP28 7RD,
Suffolk

EBD

On Track Training Centre

Enterprise House,
Old Field Lane,
Wisbech,
PE13 2RJ,
Cambridgeshire

ADHD, ASP, EBD

Park House

Wisbech Road,
Thorney,
Peterborough,
PE6 0SA,
Cambridgeshire

AUT

Riverwalk School

Chevington Close,
Bury St Edmunds,
IP33 3JZ,
Suffolk

SCLD

Sheridan School

Thetford Road,
Northwold,
Thetford,
IP26 5LQ,
Norfolk

ASD, ASP, BESD, SPLD

St Elizabeth's School

South End,
Much Hadham,
SG10 6EW,
Hertfordshire

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

The Beeches Independent School

218 Dogsthorpe Road,
Peterborough,
PE1 3PB,
Cambridgeshire

AUT

The Old School House

March Road,
Friday Bridge,
Wisbech,
PE14 0HA,
Cambridgeshire

EBD

The Ryes College & Community

New Road,
Aldham,
Colchester,
CO6 3PN,
Essex

AttDD, ADHD, ASD, ASP, AUT, BESD, EBD, SCD, SEMH

The Yellow House School

1 Alderford Street,
Sible Hedingham,
Halstead,
CO9 3HX,
Essex

ADHD, ASP, EBD

Walnut Tree Lodge School

Wilden Road,
Bedford,
MK44 2PY,
Bedfordshire

EBD

Woodcroft School

Whitakers Way,
Loughton,
IG10 1SQ,
Essex

AttDD, ADHD, ASD, ASP, AUT, CLD, CP, DEL, DYSP, EBD, EPI, LD, MLD, MSI, Physlmp, PMLD, SCLD, SLD, SPLI, SPLD, SpeechLD, VIS