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St Piers School and College
Services and organisations that have the Local Offer flash have filled out inclusion information, meaning that they meet the needs of people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Out of County Specialist Provision

St Piers School and St Piers College provide education, health and residential services for children and young people aged between 5 and 25 who have special educational needs, which often include complex conditions.

Who to contact

Contact name
Neil Thirkell
Contact position
Education Development Officer
01342 832243 ext 568

Where to go

St Piers School & College
St Piers lane

Whilst we are a national charity and deliver training across the country, St Piers School and St Piers College are based on a 60 acre campus at Young Epilepsy’s headquarters in Lingfield, Surrey.








Other details


We have a banded fee structure depending on the phase of education being accessed and the level of need and support required by each individual student
Do you offer a free or reduced rate to carers?


Age ranges
From 5 years to 25 years
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.

Young Epilepsy’s Education Liaison Service team can provide further information and arrange tours of St Piers School and St Piers College.

The team would be delighted to help and should be contacted on email or call 01342 831348.


Inclusion details

How we make our service inclusive

Young Epilepsy offers day and residential care to individuals with a variety of complex needs and disabilities. Areas used by students have full-disabled access with wheelchair ramps, electric doors, hoists and any other equipment they may require. We are continually upgrading our facilities to ensure we offer full disabled access. We are constantly keeping an eye on emerging trends and making adjustments to our premises as necessary, to ensure they meet the required standards. Students also have access to a wide range of specialist equipment including Speak and Spell, touch screen technology, iPads, iPods, tablet computers and fully equipped sensory rooms. We also have a gym, low ropes course and a vast array of specialist sports and fitness equipment plus a hydrotherapy suite and boating lake. Disabled changing facilities are available across our site. Both St Piers School and St Piers College have specialist provision for students that are on the autistic spectrum. This includes lecturers who are specially trained to deal with the condition.

Staff SEND experience

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 Young Epilepsy. These courses 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. In addition to this, staff who work within the residential houses are funded to complete their Common Induction Standards and the Level 3 diploma in Health & Social Care.

How our service supports providers / schools / colleges

St Piers School and St Piers College provide services to children and young people between 5 and 25 years of age. Students have a wide range of health conditions, often combined with learning and behavioural difficulties. We have the facilities to offer places to individuals that are non-weight-bearing. Many students require high levels of care, often on a one-to-one basis. Young Epilepsy’s dedicated and experienced staff are experts at dealing with the health, educational and emotional issues faced by children and young people. We offer all the support we can to help the young person develop as an individual and transition to their next placement. Students that use our services have a range of conditions including: •Autism •Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder •Challenging behaviour •Down’s Syndrome •Epilepsy •Profound and multiple learning difficulties.

Support at key transition points

We are aware that change can be challenging for students and their families and transition is therefore carefully managed at all times. This includes ensuring the student has made a series of visits to the new setting. Staff may transfer between settings with the student or the receiving staff will have had opportunities to get to know them in their current setting and receive training to support their individual needs. Our experience demonstrates that with the right support and intervention the following changes can be managed successfully: Students new to the School and College Students changing classes for the new academic year Students undertaking key stage progressions Students leaving the School or College Student accessing external activities and work placements etc. Students attending specialist provision at local colleges Students new to residential care Students progressing from St Piers School to St Piers College. The day a student starts at Young Epilepsy the planning programme for their transition to their next placements begins. Residential students develop their independent skills through the waking day curriculum. In the last year we work closely with the Local Authority and the next provider to ensure a smooth and effective transition

Resolving disagreements, mediation and making complaints

For all matters relating to complaints, disagreements and mediation please call 01342 831202 or email

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Last updated: 02/01/2018

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