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: about us
All pupils at Sincil Sports College have a full statement of Special Educational Needs (SEN). The school supports pupils with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism (ASD), Oppositional Demand Avoidance (ODD), Attachment Disorder (AD), Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Dyslexia and Dyspraxia. See: website
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 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
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