Opening in September 2021
Our brand new residential provision, Abbey Green, accommodates children with autism who may have additional learning difficulties and behaviours that challenge, and who require a residential placement that offers 24/7 support. Abbey Green will accommodate up to 30 children aged 8-19 years, providing a high standard of accommodation and support that extends our school-based learning through a waking-day curriculum of fun-filled activity, at home and in the community.
Abbey School’s residential accommodation Abbey Green is located in beautiful newly-refurbished mews buildings on the Abbey School grounds in the heart of Chester City Centre. There is safe pedestrian access to the school via walled gardens. The building provides a safe, comfortable, and inviting living environment for pupils aged eight to 19 years. Furnished and decorated by award winning designers, each house has its own garden and outdoor space, along with a lounge, kitchen, and activity area as well as private bedrooms and bathrooms. Pupils are encouraged to personalise their own area of the house based on their interests and preferences.
Each house functions as a family unit. Pupils are supported by a highly skilled and well qualified team of residential care staff with relevant social care qualifications. The team comprises a home manager, keyworkers, and a high ratio of residential care staff. A waking-night staff supports pupils throughout the night. The residential care team work in close partnership throughout the academic year with school staff and with families and carers to ensure our pupils can enjoy a safe and nurturing environment.
The residential staff offer a rich waking-day curriculum beyond the school day where pupils can use the knowledge and skills learnt at school in home and community settings. The focus is on social, personal care, leisure, and play; older pupils attend increasingly to daily living and domestic skills. Use of community facilities is frequent and regular for a range of recreational, social, and fun-filled activities including, clubs, swimming, cinema and open air theatre at walking distance, bowling, using the gym, climbing, and hiking.
To find out more or for placement enquiries, please contact Abbey School Principal, Dr Katy Lee via email at [email protected] or call 01244 960 000.