A stunning country setting with a
holistic and therapeutic approach
in its teaching and environment.

The Spinney

38 week residential care of our pupils is provided across two residential houses, both in the village of Knossington. The Spinney is for our younger pupils, although some pupils may continue to be cared for at the house as they progress through the school if it is felt they are best placed there. Facilities at The Spinney have been extended to provide additional bedrooms, an outdoor hard play area and a large refurbished playroom.


The Manor

The Manor is close to the main school building and has benefitted from refurbished bedrooms and bathroom. Both are large attractive family houses separate from the school buildings, with their own gardens. The houses provide a very high standard of living accommodation, a homely atmosphere and opportunities for the pupils to engage in a wide variety of activities that support the 24 hour curriculum.


Each house has a team of care staff who provide care to the group and individual support through the ‘Personal Support Worker’ system. A Personal Support Worker (PSW) is a key-working role responsible for meeting all day-to-day needs of the pupil, providing health, care and placement planning, individual support and target planning. They also provide a main point of contact for parents. The care teams are responsible for the pupil’s social and emotional development outside of the classroom. All care staff are required to undertake training at Level 3 in Health and Social Care – Children and Young People. Senior Care staff are qualified to Level 4.

Our residential pupils can be registered with Dr Karen Bailey of the Oakham Medical Practice, however, we are able to have access to the Practice should any pupil require medical treatment.

Residential pupils enjoy a range of activities in the houses and frequent trips to local facilities, such as Scouts and local sports clubs. They contribute to decisions over activities and care through house group meetings where they are encouraged to chair the meetings and take their own minutes.

“Outcomes for residential pupils at this school are outstanding. The residential pupils make exceptional progress, especially with regards to their confidence, maturity, personal hygiene, independence skills and behaviour.” Ofsted 2015

Boarding at The Grange Therapeutic School

Take a look inside the two refurbished top-quality boarding houses at The Grange.

‘The Spinney’ and ‘The Manor’ offer  welcoming, friendly weekday boarding houses for pupils Find out why weekly boarding here produces so many excellent educational outcomes for boys who’ve had difficulties at previous schools.  Judy Haslam, the head of care, takes you on a two minute tour to see the facilities for yourself.