St Rose's (Post 16) and St Martin’s (Post 19)

Specialist education for those with physical, learning, sensory and communication difficulties and complex medical needs.
Work related learning and independent living skills.
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St Rose's (Post 16) and St Martin’s (Post 19)
Stratford Lawn
  • Course Length (weeks):
  • Residential or Day:
    Residential and day
  • Start Time:
    Throughout the year
  • Maximum Number of Students:
  • Age Range:
    16 – 25



General Description

St Rose's and St Martin's provide education, therapy and day and residential care for young people with a wide range of needs. We have a person-centred approach to ensure we help young people to achieve their potential as they approach adulthood. We offer a wide range of accredited and non-accredited courses on and off site and work in partnership with other local providers.


Our courses seek to develop each individual and help them continue on the path as a lifelong learner. Our learners will realise their potential as they have opportunities through accredited courses in functional skills and a variety of other vocational courses. They will participate in work-related learning and independent living skills including access to the community. Developing literacy and numeracy is at the heart of our work for all our learners. The curriculum provides a holistic approach aiming to develop academic potential, personal skills, independence and interests. Young adults in St Martin's will be involved in creating their personal pathway which will encompass their own needs, interests and aspirations.

Specialist Facilities

Our buildings are wheelchair accessible. Our overall aim is to prepare students to face the realities of adult life with confidence, to help them to realise the value of independence and support them to achieve these goals. St Rose's and St Martin's employs a team of experienced therapists including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, massage therapy and music therapy. The interdisciplinary team work alongside education and residential staff to encourage learners to reach their potential. Health and nursing support is a high priority in ensuring continuity of education and overall development. St Rose's and St Martin's has extensive grounds and is located in the heart of Stroud providing easy access to community and town centre facilities.

  • > Our expertise

    We have expertise in meeting the needs of students with:

    • A wide range of physical disabilities
    • Communication difficulties
    • Multi-sensory impairment
    • Severe learning difficulties
    • Profound and multiple learning difficulties
    • Epilepsy and/or associated neurological conditions
    • Autism spectrum disorder
    • Acquired brain injury
  • > Our curriculum

    We offer:

    • Opportunities to improve literacy, numeracy and/or communication skills
    • Opportunities to improve and develop communication skills through the use of Alternative and Augmentative Communication aids
    • A personal development programme
    • A programme to help students to look after themselves more independently
    • Opportunities for students to participate in community activities and to learn about citizenship
    • Opportunities to take part in a wide range of social, leisure and sporting activities
    • Opportunities to experiment with sound, touch, smell and sight in order to aid learning
    • Opportunities for work experience
    • Opportunities to attend local further education colleges with support
  • > Our specialist services

    • In-house speech and language therapy
    • In-house physiotherapy
    • In-house occupational therapy
    • Specialist staff to meet personal care requirements
    • Sessions to improve posture and mobility
    • Registered with the Care Quality Commission / Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales
    • In-house nursing services
    • Waking night residential staff
    • Waking night nursing staff
    • Residential provision linked to the academic year

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