Sheiling School is part of the Sheiling Special Education Trust, which is a registered charity and non-profit making company.
Sheiling School provides a living, working and learning environment that is comfortable, beautiful and natural, befitting of a home away from home with extensive SEN facilities. The school also benefits from sharing its site with Sheiling College, allowing a continuation of education up to the age of 24. To read more about Sheiling College visit http://www.thesheilingringwood.co.uk/sheiling-college
A heart, head and hands approach to teaching and supporting children and young people with a special educational need, our Rudolf Stiener inspired school conducts modern best practice whilst respecting and developing every student's sense of self.
Set in a stunning 50-acre site close to the New Forest and Dorset coastline, the natural surroundings of our school provide a rich, enabling and therapeutic learning environment for up to 36 students, aged 6-19, who have a special educational need. We specialise in autism and communication difficulties and challenging behaviour.
The school offers an individualised and flexible approach to placements, 38 or 52 week, day, extended day, weekly, termly and year round boarding. We also offer respite services during the holidays.
Students are encouraged and supported to become resourceful and caring individuals, to explore the world of feelings, behaviour and skills in different environments and social groups, whilst also developing functional independence, in preparation for adult life.
The school builds positive relationships with students that acknowledge their value and dignity, believing that every child and young person can be empowered to find meaning and purpose in life, regardless of their ability.