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  • "We let the needs of the young person dictate and shape the educational experience that the pupil receives. Eden School provides therapeutic education with a focus on understanding what the child needs before they know that they need it themselves." Head Teacher

Eden School

Eden School in Macclesfield, Cheshire, is a bespoke school registered specifically for up to 8 pupils with LD/MLD/SEMH/SLCN and complex needs. Eden School has the added benefit of being located within the grounds of Eden House - our Fabulous THERAPEUTIC children’s home FOR CHILDREN WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES

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Our Therapeutic Aims:

  • To achieve whole school approaches to inclusion
  • To offer individualised learning plans to support all pupils
  • Tailored and differentiated support offered to all pupils on roll
  • Therapeutic and attachment informed practice
  • Access to an embedded and integrated model of therapy and clinical support
  • Specialist early help and tailored interventions to support all children

Our Curriculum Aims:

  • All pupils of compulsory school age receive full-time supervised education
  • Education at Eden School offers pupils experience in linguistic, mathematical, scientific, technological, human and social, physical and aesthetic and creative aspects.
  • Across the curriculum pupils are supported to develop and acquire skills in speaking and listening, literacy and numeracy. These are further developed in their other subjects through an embedded approach to teaching and learning.
  • Pupils are supported to achieve nationally recognised qualifications to support and enhance social, emotional and academic progression
  • All pupils are offered access to a broad and balanced curriculum in line with EHCP and identified SEN needs

Eden School is a very small specialist school for pupils between the ages of 6-16 years who require a bespoke therapeutic curriculum. The School is located within the grounds of Eden House, a therpaeutic children's home for children with learning disabilities. The school offers a nurturing learning environment which is particularly suitable for pupils who struggle to access education in mainstream and larger specialist settings. The school has registration and expertise to support pupils with moderate learning disabilities, sensory processing disorders, high levels of anxiety, autism, attachment disorders and PDA.

Our primary goal is to address the complex barriers to learning to enable individual pupils to make maximum progress. All our pupils will have an EHC plan and these are used to create personalised education and behavioural plans and develop a bespoke curriculum. This allows pupils who have previously not coped with school to thrive as the curriculum is planned around their individual needs. At Eden School pupils get involved in shaping their own curriculum and this improves pupil engagement with their learning. The curriculum is delivered in a cross curricular way with digital technology being an important part. iPads are used regularly and film making technologies such as 'green screen' and 'stop motion animation' are used to enhance the teaching of English.

Supporting the wellbeing of each pupil is a core part of what we do and therapeutic approaches are integral to the culture at Eden School.  Our aim is to enable pupils to develop their emotional literacy and social skills alongside their academic skills. This enables them to begin to self-regulate their behaviours and begin to take responsibility for their own learning. Supporting pupils to take an active part in the wider community and to develop their life skills are important elements of our teaching. Regular learning happens outside the classroom and this serves to enhance the curriculum and support pupils to develop their social skills and self-esteem.

For more information contact Jen Lamidey - Lead Teacher on 07341569410 / 01625 70439 or email

For an early conversation regarding admissions for the upcoming term please contact Sarah Earing our Head Teacher on 07583 988672 or email 

Admissions Policy Anti-Bullying Policy
Assessment Policy Behaviour Policy
Curriculum Policy First Aid Policy
Health & Safety Policy SENDP (Code of Practice)
2018 Ofsted Report 2019 Ofsted Report


  • Pupils: 8
  • Location: Macclesfield

Term Times

Autumn Term 2019

Open: 03 September
Close: 18 October

Half Term: 21 October to 01 November

Open: 04 November
Close: 20 December

Christmas: 23 December to 03 January 2020

Spring Term 2020

Open: 06 January
Close: 14 February

Half Term: 17 February to 21 February

Open: 24 February
Close: 03 April

Easter: 06 April to 17 April

Summer Term 2020

Open: 20 April
Close: 22 May

Half Term: 25 May to 29 May

Open: 02 June
Close: 22 July

Summer: 23 July to TBC

Other Closed Dates

Inset Day: 02 September
Inset Day: 1st June 2020
Inset Day: a number of twilight sessions
PD Day: Family Care Roadshow (Date TBC)

Bank Holiday: 04 May 2020

"Eden School provides a truly bespoke package. With their holistic approach, the trauma and anxiety my child had due to so many failed placements was ADDRESSED first and foremost, WHICH HAS enablED my child to finally progress personally, socially and academically."

Eden School is a relatively new and exciting development for Family Care. As we do at Access School, we aim to maximise the learning potential of all children that we have the pleasure of teaching. Our staff are highly experienced in working with children with special educational needs which impacts greatly on children's learning in Eden's quiet and unique setting.

As Head Teacher, and in conjunction with the Lead Teacher for Eden School, I will develop the provision for Eden School through a creative, nurturing and therapeutic curriculum tailored to each individual student’s academic, social and emotional need. Pupils are taught by qualified and highly skilled staff and they have routine access to a consultant clinical psychologist and two senior therapists who will advise on our therapeutic provision."

Sarah Earing – Head Teacher
If you would like more information on Eden House and Eden School please contact us:
Charlotte Turner – Registered Manager Eden House
01625 501074

Sarah Earing – Head Teacher
01625 501074 | 07583 988672