Lincoln schools


Athena School is a state special school for SEMH – Social, Emotional and Mental Health pupils aged 11 – 16.     Their Ethos & aims are worth a look.      See also:  Admissions       Family support       map.

Here are some schools in Lincoln that are outside the mainstream sector that may be of interest for pupils with additional needs.       Some of the schools seem to serve pupils and students towards the more disabled end of the spectrum.


The Acorn School does not seem to mention additional needs.       They say, The school opened in September 2013 providing a unique high-quality alternative education for youngsters aged 11-16, who for a variety of reasons may not be succeeding in a conventional classroom environment.        See: website       They seek to prepare pupils to integrate better in mainstream schools.         Pupils attend Acorn Free School, whilst remaining dual registered with their mainstream setting.      Children typically split their time between Acorn and their mainstream schools for an initial period of 6-12 weeks, before being integrated back into mainstream education.        See also: about

St Christopher’s

St. Christopher’s School describe their school as a special school for pupils with moderate, severe or profound multiple learning difficulties and autistic spectrum disorders.       See: website

St Francis

St Francis School describe their school as a very special school with a reputation for excellent practice.       We welcome young people between the ages of 3 and 19 years with a wide range of physical conditions, including those with associated sensory or cognitive difficulties.      See: website


At Fortuna School they do not seem to want to be pigeon-holed.       They say, Our website gives you an impression of being a member of our school, but you will really need to come and meet the staff and pupils to appreciate what …         See: website         However, their 2014 Ofstead report helpfully states, Fortuna School caters for pupils who have behavioural, emotional and social difficulties.     Many have additional needs, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).    All pupils have a statement of special educational needs or an education, health and care plan.


Kisimul Special School is an autism residential school for pupils with learning disabilities and challenging behaviour.       See: website

Types of school

SEMH needs
Severe Learning Difficulties

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