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St Piers School - Young Epilepsy

St Piers Lane,
Telephone: 01342 832243
Website: St Piers School


Who we are:

We are a specialist school catering for students from the age of 5 to 18 (19 - 25 year olds are catered for by our college) with a range of needs including autism, ADHD, severe, profound and multiple learning difficulties, epilepsy, behavioural difficulties and acquired brain injury.

As well as day places we offer flexible residential options including weekly (Monday to Friday), termly and 52 week full time residential care.

What we do:

Our service is tailored to each individual student. We ensure that the level of support the student requires is always available, but our aim is to work with each individual to ensure they reach their maximum potential and lead as independent a life as possible.

Our sixth form and college work with a large number of employers and local mainstream colleges to encourage independence and develop employability skills for the future.

Our ‘waking day’ curriculum means students continue their learning once the school or college day has ended and there are lots of opportunities to develop independent living skills and join in extracurricular activities including going to the cinema, bowling and the weekly disco.

Our educational experts are supported by our on-site multi-disciplinary team which includes speech and language, occupational health, physio and play therapists. In addition, our world renowned neurologists, medical registrars, psychologists and nursing team ensure we can provide the integrated support your child or young person might require without the need to access multiple services in the community which can sometimes be a major cause of anxiety. 

Local Offer


All staff who have contact with children and young people undergo a robust induction programme during their first six months in post. This is followed by further mandatory, regulatory and person centred training throughout their time with St Piers School and College/Young Epilepsy. These are delivered by subject matter experts from our own staff as well as our nursing and therapy teams. This ensures we are sharing expertise across the organisation and that all training is relevant to the specific requirements of our students.

Person centred courses include:

  • Understanding Epilepsy and Autism
  • Intensive Interaction
  • Signalong and Total Communication
  • Epilepsy First Aid
  • Safe Support

In addition to the above, staff who work within the residential houses are funded to complete their Common Induction Standards and the Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care.

House Managers are required to undertake the Level 5 qualification.

All teachers and lecturers are qualified to at least National Standards.

In addition to this, training and updating is constantly being addressed to make sure that the latest teaching methods are introduced and used to the benefit of our students.

Other Details

Who is eligible?

Children and young people are referred for placements and would have a statement of special educational need or education health and care plan in place which would need to name the school or college. 

We have a banded fee structure depending on the phase of education being accessed and the level of need of the individual child or young person.

Referral required?


Referral Details

  • Initial contact should be made to the Education Liaison Service team, who will manage the referral process for anyone wishing to use our education, health and care services.
  • The team gather information so we can understand your young person’s needs. Our multidisciplinary team assess the documentation following which an informal meeting will be arranged.
  • When a residential placement is sought, we invite the young person for a two day assessment which involves attending the school or college and spending an overnight stay on one of our residential houses. They would join in the various evening activities with other students.
  • When a day place is sought, the young person is invited to attend a two day assessment. This involves attending lessons and undertaking activities with students of a similar ability.
  • The young person is also assessed by our therapy and medical teams. This allows us to fully understand all their needs and how we could support and develop the young person.

Following the assessment, the family will be advised of the decision.

If appropriate, a funding request would then be made to the local authority.

What to do if you have a complaint

You can read the schools and colleges complaints procedure here:

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Disabled parking available? Yes

Train: Lingfield

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