Organisation Contact Details

Organisation/Group Name
Derwen College
Telephone
Contact Person
Admissions

Address

Address 1
Derwen College
Address 2
Whittington Road,
Town
Gobowen, Near Oswestry
County
Shropshire
Postcode
SY11 3JA

Categories

Categories
Learning, Skills & Work

More About The Organisation

Organisation Details

About Us

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, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, medical needs and behaviours of concern.
The main campus is located in a village setting in Gobowen, near Oswestry with satellites in Walford, near Shrewsbury, Craven Arms, south Shropshire and Telford.
We offer day provision for students 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 Food
• Gardens and Plant Production
• Retail and Enterprise
• Performing Arts
• Learning for Life
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 - https://www.derwen.ac.uk/short-breaks-respite/
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 779225 or email admissions@derwen.ac.uk
For more information, please follow the link to visit the website:
www.derwen.ac.uk

Alternatively, why not visit? Your visit to Derwen at the Garden Centre, Garden Café and Charity Shop; Vintage Advantage supports our students learning in a real work environment – www.visitderwen.co.uk

Type of Organisation
Independent Specialist College

Opening Times

Are you open during term time?

Your Service

How do people access your service?
They make an appointment
Comments

Derwen College accepts referrals direct from a young person, their parent or carer, or via supporting professionals. Applications are welcomed from young people across the United Kingdom. Please complete an Admissions Enquiry Form, links to which can be found on the Admissions pages of the website; https://www.derwen.ac.uk/about-derwen/admissions/. Please return completed forms to admissions@derwen.ac.uk.

Waiting Lists

Do you have a waiting list?
No

Costs

Costs

Please contact Derwen College directly to find out more about costings for placements.

Areas Serviced

Do you welcome people using your service from the Bristol area?
If Yes, do you welcome people from all areas of Bristol using your service?
Do you welcome people using your service from Bath and North East Somerset?
If Yes, do you welcome people from all areas of Bath and North East Somerset using your service?
Do you welcome people using your service from the South Gloucestershire area?
If Yes, do you welcome people from all areas of South Gloucestershire using your service?

Who can use your service

Age of Users
From 16 To 25
Who can use your service?

Derwen College provides a rich learning environment for young people aged 16-25 years with many conditions, including learning and physical disabilities, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, medical needs and behaviours of concern.

Policies and written documents

Have Policy
Child protection policy Equality of opportunity procedure and monitoring arrangements Complaints procedure Disciplinary and Grievance procedure Quality Assurance/Management System Health and Safety Policy/Statement Data Protection/Confidentiality Statement Have written document

Accessibility

Is your organisation close to public transport?
Yes
Is there a car park nearby?
Yes
Is there accessible parking on site?
Yes
Is there a pedestrian route?
Yes
Are doors 900mm or more wide, with flat thresholds?
Yes
Do you have external ramps?
Yes
Do you have a lobby / porch area?
Yes
Are there interior automatic doors?
Yes
Are there wide unobstructed corridors (minimum 1200mm)?
Yes
Do you have a lift for wheelchair users?
Yes
Do you have internal ramps?
Yes
Do you have internal steps?
Yes
Do you have a visual / flashing fire alarm?
Yes
Do you have accessible toilets?
Yes
Do you have a quiet room or a quiet area?
Yes
Do you have an outdoors play area?
Yes
Are the outdoor areas well lit (for evening activities)?
Yes
Do you have a soft play area?
No
Do you have a sensory room or area?
Yes
Do you have an induction loop and / or radio mikes?
No
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