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Children's home

Young Epilepsy's Children’s Home provides a safe, homely environment all year round for children whose needs require additional support through the holiday periods.

We ensure our experienced staff are matched to each home according to their skill base, knowledge and experience of the children and young people’s individual needs. They work in a specific area in the Children’s Home as well as in the children’s dedicated classes, providing continuous care throughout the child’s waking day.

Each child has their own room which they are encouraged to personalise and decorate. This means they can enjoy personal space in a safe environment, whilst at other times enjoying the other various lounges and social areas with their peers. Each home has a small garden to relax or play in.

We have four all year houses; Jubilee Blue, Jubilee Red, Jubilee Yellow and Jubilee Green. Young people are given the support they need for health, communication, independence skills, self help and social skills.

Our education, health and residential teams work closely together, to make sure that each child has continuity of care across all aspects.

We take a person-centred approach, which means we work with each student to make sure they receive consistency of care according to their individual development needs, skills and abilities, personal tastes, cultural and religious background.

Children's Home Ofsted report

Children can stay at the residential special school on a weekly or term-time basis over the 39 weeks of St Piers School year.

We have four houses offering 39 weeks accommodation.

Hanley accommodates six students in a small, homely environment where students with profound needs can be supported in a calm, safe area. There are generous social spaces for them to enjoy interactions with their peers, as well as a fully equipped sensory room, play equipment, Smartboard and garden.

Cedar and Rowan are able to offer places to up to nine students each with an experienced staff team supporting them to develop their personal, social and independence skills in a safe environment. Staff work with students on a one-to-one basis, or in small groups to enhance their skills in the house and out in the community.

Oak can accommodate up to seven children and young people with a variety of needs. An experienced staff team support the children through their waking day, offering help for all personal and developmental needs.


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Feedback from parents

Quote Icon My grandson has a severe epileptic condition. He has Lennox Gaustaut syndrome and difficult to control seizures. He can have many seizures throughout day and night. He was attending a special needs school but when he became the age of 16-17 years they could not meet his medical needs or physical needs. It was discussed that he would benefit from going to Young Epilepsy. How lucky he is to go there. It is an absolute school of excellence. He does and goes places that I never thought he would do. The heads, the teachers and all professional people are there to give and help with advice, care, and the vast experience of epilepsy. He cooks, swims, canoeing, archery and lots more. He is very happy and so am I. I do not worry about him as I have every confidence in everyone at the Young Epilepsy.

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  St. Piers School is part of Young Epilepsy. Young Epilepsy is the operating name of The National Centre for Young People with Epilepsy Charitable Trust.  https://www.youngepilepsy.org.uk

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