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01303 815665 / Registered Charity No. 307889 / Registered in England & Wales No. 419256

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The Caldecott School, Station Road, Smeeth, Ashford, Kent, TN25 6PW

Helping Children to build a future

"Staff help pupils regulate behaviour well, responding calmly and quietly to deregulated behaviours, resulting in pupils feeling secure and safe" (Ofsted HMI, October 2022)

School Ofsted Inspection Rated ‘Good’
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A warm Welcome

The Caldecott School is a non-maintained, special school catering for young people with a wide range of special educational needs which include: Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASC), social, emotional and mental health needs (SEMH), language and communication needs, sensory processing needs, trauma, Opposition Defiant Disorder (ODD) and Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).

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Our School is part of the Caldecott Foundation, a non-profit leading specialist provider delivering therapeutic residential and fostering services to vulnerable and disadvantaged young people. Our Team of teachers and Therapists work closely together to deliver a therapy informed curriculum within a safe, stimulating, personalised and nurturing learning environment. Please view our full prospectus below.
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With Ofsted giving Caldecott School an overall rating of Good , “Staff place a strong focus on supporting children to have fun, try new things and have a happy life. Staff go to great lengths to create pictures, positive memory books and ‘made me smile’ notes, to provide children with a collection of happy memories. Children take these very happy memories with them when they move on.”
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"My child loves going to school which is something new since attending Caldecott; she comes home telling us how much she is learning."

"You are all doing a brilliant job, in such strange times. The communication has been excellent and the school, as whole, has really impressed me. (OFSTED 2017)"

"The School's curriculum suits the needs of its pupils well. Pupils benefit from a wide range of extra-curricular activities. Day trips into the local community are a norm and strengthen pupil's social and emotional development as well as support their academic progress."