Coxlease School is a DfE registered and approved school offering pupils a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum including National Curriculum subjects. The curriculum is modified to meet each pupils individual needs according to their individual pupil plan (IPP).
Coxlease School provides consistent, personalised and structured learning opportunities throughout the school day, which are complemented by the activities programme provided by the care staff for young people during the evening and weekends. Time is spent on National Curriculum subjects, with a significant amount of additional time allocated to pastoral support and a wide range of therapies where required.
The timetable is structured to provide a balance between the more academic subjects and a wide range of practical activities. During the activity sessions the students experience practical, creative and physical aspects of the curriculum. Coxlease School has identified the importance of giving students greater responsibility for their own learning and behaviour.
Students are placed in age appropriate settings which allow for individual assessments and achievement programmes. All pupils are expected to attend and to wear school uniform. Classes are for a maximum of six pupils with a minimum of two staff to a group allowing for intensive and personalised teaching.
Safe and supportive community living
The Coxlease School children’s homes comprise of six Ofsted registered residential homes providing support to children and young people between the ages of 9 and 18 years of age. The homes offer flexible residential accommodation for 52 weeks, termly or weekly boarding.
All the homes provide individual needs-led support in an environment specifically designed to meet the needs of young people who have a variety of social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. All homes are situated within a ten mile radius of Coxlease School either within the city of Southampton or on the western fringes of the New Forest.
The homes provide a variety of environmental living opportunities including city, small town and rural. Each young person has their own separate room, many of which feature ensuite facilities. All the homes have communal space including living rooms, dining rooms and kitchens.
Through an individual and inclusive approach to education, care, therapy and healthcare Coxlease School provides young people with severe and challenging behavioural issues, the opportunity to make positive changes in their lives in order to develop themselves as lifelong learners in pursuit of their individual potential. We are confident that in successfully seizing these opportunities, our young people will be included in the wider community as valued and valuable adults.
A specialist department with appropriately trained and qualified staff organise and deliver a wide range of activities. Facilities include a multi-use games area, large sports hall, horticultural site, ICT resources suite, fully equipped Design Technology room and extensive access to the New Forest. All of which support the young people in making personal, social and academic progress.
A range of visits outside school further extends the curriculum and students also have the opportunity to attend a residential facility. Outdoor educational activities are an important aspect of the programme and provide opportunities for pupils to develop confidence, learn how to work with others as part of a team and expend some energy whilst having fun.
Cognitive behaviour therapist
Independent children and adolescent psychodynamic psychotherapist
Independent consultant psychiatrist
Independent educational psychologist
Specialist speech and language therapist
- Therapeutic pastoral team