Chatsworth Futures

Chatsworth Futures is a day college in Salford for young people with severe learning difficulties.
Learners participating in a tennis lesson with our Manchester United Foundation staff
The logo of Chatsworth Futures


Chatsworth Futures
Vicarage Road
Greater Manchester
M27 0WA
  • Course Length (weeks):
  • Residential or Day:
  • Start Time:
    September and throughout the year
  • Maximum Number of Students:
  • Age Range:
    19 – 25



General Description

Chatsworth Futures is a special day college in Swinton, Salford, meeting the needs of people with severe learning disabilities, profound and multiple learning disabilities and autism spectrum conditions. We provide a supportive and challenging environment to empower and enable learners to develop their functional skills, independence, communication and skills for living, using practical activities and realistic contexts in which to learn, develop and grow.

Catchment Area

Most of our learners live in the surrounding area of Salford however, we do have some learners from out of borough. 


Person-centred planning, independence, functional skills, emplyability skills, communication and personal and social development are at the core of our learning programmes. We offer highly individualised programmes in a range of areas including English and maths, early communication, cognitive and sensory skills, daily living skills, horticulture, cookery and arts and crafts. Learners participate in a range of enrichment activities and community trips and visits.

Specialist Facilities

  • we have a newly refurbished building providing a range of safe learning environments
  • 5 classrooms, a large hall, college common room and dining room, kitchen facilities
  • highly experienced and dedicated qualified teachers and teaching assistants
  • challenging behaviour expertise
  • music therapy
  • sensory integration
  • dance and movement, 
  • a variety of community based learning and teaching facilities.
  • Speech and Language Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • > Our expertise

    We have expertise in meeting the needs of students with:

    • Severe learning difficulties
    • Profound and multiple learning difficulties
    • Autism spectrum disorder
    • Autism spectrum disorder with associated challenging behaviour
    • Communication difficulties
    • Behavioural difficulties
  • > Our curriculum

    We offer:

    • A personal development programme
    • Opportunities to improve literacy, numeracy and/or communication skills
    • Opportunities to experiment with sound, touch, smell and sight in order to aid learning
    • Opportunities to improve communication skills such as the use of Makaton, Bliss, symbols or objects of reference
    • A programme to help students to look after themselves more independently
    • Opportunities to develop strategies to promote appropriate behaviour
    • Opportunities for students to participate in community activities and to learn about citizenship
    • Opportunities to follow vocational courses
    • Opportunities for work experience
    • Opportunities to use and develop information technology skills
    • Opportunities to experience real work situations
  • > Our specialist services

    • A range of therapeutic services
    • Specialist staff to meet personal care requirements
    • Sessions to improve posture and mobility

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