Homefield College

Autistic spectrum conditions, communication difficulties, learning difficulties
The logo of Homefield College S41 status


Homefield College
217 Loughborough Road
LE12 7AR
  • Course Length:
    36 weeks per year, but we can cater for 51 weeks
  • Residential or Day:
    Residential and day
  • Course Dates:
    Our education courses start in September but we are flexible about this
  • Maximum Number of Students:
    6 residential and 70 day learners
  • Age Range:
    16 - 25 years (education funding) 25 + years (social service)
  • Other Locations:



General Description

The college can support students with a range of learning disabilities, adapting the teaching and support we offer to meet each student's needs and strengths.  


Homefield College recognises that all students are unique and have different interests, strengths, abilities and needs.  We give each student an individualised learning programme that is tailored to their needs and a wide range of innovative learning and development programmes help them make the most of college life.  

The college is set in a village and students are encouraged to become part of the community, accessing its facilities as part of their learning and development.  Life skills and independence are a key focus for all our students and we offer a good range of vocational courses that are delivered in high street settings such as a café and print shop, horticultural and woodwork enterprises. 

Homefield uses IT innovatively within the curriculum and students can take part in photography, TV and radio production or help to run our eBay enterprise.  Students get the chance to develop hobbies and enjoy a full social life, with evening and weekend activities such as swimming and football. 

Specialist Facilities

The college can support students with a range of learning difficulties, adapting the teaching and support we offer to meet each student's needs and strengths.  The majority of students that attend Homefield College are on the autistic spectrum. 

  • > Our expertise

    We have expertise in meeting the needs of students with:

    • Autism spectrum disorder
    • Moderate learning difficulties
    • Severe learning difficulties
    • Severe autism spectrum disorder
    • Communication difficulties
    • Behavioural difficulties
    • Multi-sensory impairment
    • Expertise in meeting the needs of students who have specific learning difficulties
  • > Our curriculum

    We offer:

    • Opportunities to follow vocational courses
    • A social skills programme
    • A programme to enable students to learn more about themselves and how to form relationships
    • Opportunities for students to participate in community activities and to learn about citizenship
    • A programme to help students to look after themselves more independently
    • Opportunities for work experience
    • Opportunities to explore a range of living options after college
    • Opportunities to experience real work situations
  • > Our specialist services

    • In-house speech and language therapy
    • Specialist training to enable independent travel
    • Residential provision extending beyond the academic year
    • A range of therapeutic services
    • Specialist staff to meet personal care requirements
    • Specialist orientation and mobility training to enable independent travel
    • Guidance and counselling services
    • Waking night residential staff

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The S41 symbol next to most of the colleges in the directory means that they are on the Secretary of State’s Approved List.

This list, developed as part of the Children and Families Act 2014, means that some parts of the Act apply to these independent institutions. This includes specialist colleges.