Address:St Piers College, Young Epilepsy
St Piers Lane
Residential and day
19 – 25
We are an innovative and creative college for young adults age 19 to 25 with special educational needs and disabilities. We put students at the heart of the learning experience, providing an environment where everyone can progress and gain new skills.
Life at St Piers isn’t just about classroom learning. We help each learner to build their imaginative power, confidence and independence, giving them every opportunity them to fulfil their potential. We offer outdoor activities to promote a healthy lifestyle and our Imaginarium provides a space for creative flair and immersive sensory experiences.
From the moment students arrive at St Piers College, they are supported to progress as learners and as a unique individuals.
Putting young people at the centre of everything we do, our expert team will help develop social skills and independence. We will work with our learners to identify what gives their life purpose and meaning and then help them become the very best version of themselves!
Day Placements: Within a 1hr radius of the campus
Residential Placements: Nationwide
The college offers a range of qualifications at Entry Level to Level 1, currently accredited by Edexcel, OCR and Laser. These may be undertaken as Awards, Certificates and/or Diplomas and are reviewed annually to ensure that the qualifications meet the needs of the learner.
Functional skills [maths, English and communication and ICT], are embedded in all timetabled activities and delivered via specific subject teaching, both accredited and non-accredited, according to learners' needs.
All learners can access work experience, either on or off campus, matched to learner needs and aspirations.
Our students follow one of three Learner Journeys: Learning for Life, Skills for Life or Specialist Skills: please request a prospectus to learn more.
Located in Lingfield, East Surrey, just 30 miles from Central London and under an hour by train to London Victoria, the campus benefits from a countryside location with
easy access to local towns and cities. The campus provides a variety of interactive and inclusive environments, both indoors and out, which support the pursuit of ambitions and aspirations through a whole range of exciting and creative spaces.
Whatever a student’s individual needs, we will have a learning environment that’s right for them. At St Piers, they will find a place where they can safely and confidently develop their skills, academic understanding, imagination and creativity. To support their learning experiences, students will have access to:
- Fully-equipped classrooms that include interactive whiteboards, hoisting facilities, and safe and open outside spaces
- The Imaginarium: An immersive space with 4D and other multimedia technology, to help students stretch their imagination
- Sensory Integration Suite with access to supportive therapies
- Fully accessible swimming pool
- Life skills bungalows and St Piers Store
- Working farm and horticulture
- Vocational Skills Hub, including a tea room, fleece to fibre room, textiles and multi-skills area
- Sensory conservation area and footpaths in our own ancient woodland forest
- Radio station and state-of-the-art multi-media suite for recording music and films
- Creative arts department with its own kiln
- Community link projects
Students at St Piers College have access to our exceptional medical centre, based here on campus. In addition to providing 24-hour care, we work with some of the world’s best epilepsy and neurology experts. Our highly trained and approachable staff will listen and discuss students’ health needs and build an individualised health programme with them.
> Our expertise
We have expertise in meeting the needs of students with:
- Epilepsy and/or associated neurological conditions
- Severe autism spectrum disorder
- Autism spectrum disorder with associated challenging behaviour
- Asperger syndrome
- Acquired brain injury
- Moderate learning difficulties
- Autism spectrum disorder
- Severe learning difficulties
- Communication difficulties
- Profound and multiple learning difficulties
> Our curriculum
- Opportunities to follow vocational courses
- A specialised land-based curriculum
- Opportunities to attend local further education colleges with support
- Opportunities to experience real work situations
- Opportunities to improve literacy, numeracy and/or communication skills
- Opportunities to use and develop information technology skills
- Opportunities to develop strategies to promote appropriate behaviour
- Opportunities for work experience
- Opportunities to take part in a wide range of social, leisure and sporting activities
- A programme to help students to look after themselves more independently
> Our specialist services
- In-house speech and language therapy
- A range of therapeutic services
- In-house physiotherapy
- In-house psychology services
- Sessions to improve posture and mobility
- In-house occupational therapy
- Waking night residential staff
- In-house nursing services
- Waking night nursing staff
- Residential provision linked to the academic year
- In-house medical provision
- Specialist staff to meet personal care requirements
- Registered with the Care Quality Commission / Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales
- Residential provision extending beyond the academic year