Derwen College

Derwen College, OSWESTRY


About

Awarded ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted at three consecutive inspections, Derwen College provides a rich learning environment for young people with many conditions, including learning and physical disabilities, ASD, medical needs and behaviours of concern.

The main campus is located in a village setting near Oswestry with satellites in Walford, north Shropshire and Craven Arms, south Shropshire.

We offer day provision for syudents at each of our sites, with residential accommodation available at the main campus in Gobowen. Houses at Derwen are designed to reflect supported living.

Our specialism is building employability skills through authentic work opportunities in our commercial outlets and off-campus with our partners in the wider community. The vocational options offered are designed to meet industry standards, preparing students for the job market. Pathway areas include:

  • Hospitality and Housekeeping
  • Horticulture
  • Retail
  • Performing Arts
  • Work Skills

Individualised learning includes a comprehensive Personal Development and Independence programme. Students are supported to begin learning to care for themselves, shop, cook, develop road safety skills, extend their abilities in inter-personal relationships and take their place in society.

At Derwen College, we believe that students develop their independence best when they work on it in a real environment.

Springboard is an alternative bespoke programme with a focus on work and independence skills for young people preparing for the next stage of their lives. The programme is for adults aged 18 to 28 with a learning difficulty or disability. The elements and duration of the package are developed around individual needs.

Derwen College also offers Short Breaks holiday provision for young adults aged 18 upwards to enjoy a break. Guests can take part in a range of activities and trips, as well as making use of the campus facilities. Short breaks are available year round apart from two weeks closure at Christmas. Find out more here - http://bit.ly/2zQL3Ir

If you are interested in finding out more about becoming a student or any other services available at Derwen College please contact The Admissions Team on 01691 661234 (401) or email admissions@derwen.ac.uk 

    This service covers the following area(s):

  • Ripon
  • Northallerton
  • Selby
  • Scarborough
  • Harrogate
  • Catterick Garrison
  • Skipton
  • Upper Dales
  • Knaresborough
  • Malton
  • Whitby

    The following functions are relevant to this service:

  • Education and learning

Some services may only be suitable to a specific age range or to those who meet specific criteria. The following eligibility criteria applies to this service:

Referral

  • No restrictions apply

Age

  • 17-25

Residency

  • No restrictions apply

The following facilities and adaptations are available:

Access

  • Blue Badge/Accessible Parking Bays
  • On-Site Parking
  • Level Access and Automatic Doors (or No Doors)

Last updated: 30/01/2020