Educational and therapeutic facilities in a former family home

Park House School has a collection of welcoming classrooms, dotted throughout a Victorian house and former family home. Our first student joined the school in 2005. Since then we’ve opened a purpose-built Lodge and are helping more young learners with ASD than we dreamed possible.

Everything ASD students need:

  • Private grounds with green spaces for pupils to participate in games and activities
  • Well equipped Design Technology/ Art work room
  • ICT equipment for students’ use
  • The ‘Vinery’ designed for the therapists to have group sessions such ‘Attention Autism’ and ‘Superflex’ etc

Students are offered a home ‘base’ room, in which to study or relax. As pupils develop their strategies to cope with others their home base may become a shared space for one, or more, pupil(s). Students love to help design, layout and decorate their personal base.
There are also two well-equipped kitchens where students learn essential living skills including food preparation and cooking, or washing and drying clothes.

Younger students enjoy our large activity room, which has soft play equipment. One corner of the room can be used as a quiet space where your child can relax under adult supervision. Outside, we have a play area, which is specially designed to promote development of children’s gross motor and play skills.

We now have the added space of the ‘Chapel’ which was the former ‘Methodist Chapel’ in Thorney, with a well equipped kitchen the students are being taught ‘Independent living skills’, this space is also used for PE sessions as well as Science etc. The pupils enjoy spending their lunchtimes at the Chapel as it is a chance for them to all engage with each other.