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Sheiling College

Specialist college for young adults with severe, moderate or complex special educational needs including autistic spectrum disorders.
Students off-site visiting work experience provider
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Sheiling College
The Sheiling Ringwood
Horton Road, Ashley
BH24 2EB
  • Course Length (weeks):
  • Residential or Day:
    Residential and day
  • Start Time:
  • Maximum Number of Students:
  • Age Range:
    19 – 25


General Description

Set in a stunning, sustainable and eco-friendly 40-acre site close to the New Forest and Dorset coastline, the natural surroundings of our College provide a rich, enabling and therapeutic learning environment for young adults (19-25 years old) with severe and moderate special educational needs, including autistic spectrum disorders.

With excellent community links students are able to access a wide variety of community work and leisure activities to support their development.



Accredited qualifications studied are most typically OCR Life and Living Skills Qualifications at Entry 1, Entry 2 and Entry 3. 
Some of the subjects that contribute to the curriculum:

•    horticulture estates work
•    green woodwork
•    independent living skills
•    creative art
•    numeracy
•    literacy
•    ICT
•    cookery
•    PSHE
•    music
•    drama
•    small animal care
•.   vocational skills
•    work experience
•    preparation for the world of work

Specialist Facilities

We have an extensive range of therapies available for learners to benefit from;

•    speech and language therapy
•    occupational therapy
•    physiotherapy
•    music therapy
•    art therapy
•    massage therapy
•    eurythmy therapy
•    colour light therapy
•    positive behaviour support
•.   nurse with dedicated medical area

Sheiling College (19-25) and Sheiling School (6-19) have a purpose-built Vocational Hub with dedicated working kitchen areas, a training café, retail space, office skills area, therapy building, gym hall, drama/multipurpose hall with stage, heated indoor swimming pool, traditional green woodworking area situated in our forest, outdoor and indoor craft workshops, Eurythmy building and half-acre kitchen garden.


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Students off-site visiting work experience provider
One of our college houses nestled in our beautiful site
Students using in our vocational hub to make and serve cakes for charity
Student working in a classroom

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