Post 16

Post 16 at Rosewood

We are a specialist school for young people aged 2 to 19 with profound and multiple disabilities, based in Lordshill, Southampton. At 16 most of our learners will join the Hub classes.  The Hub also accepts post-16 school leavers from other special schools in the local area subject to availability of places. The Hub is currently made up of two classes of young people with PMLD and/ or SLD with a physical disability.

We work to ensure that a range of community based learning is offered to students in the Hub, and that they are maximising their skills and supporting the aim to reduce dependency on adult support.

All students at Rosewood are assessed using the ImPACTS assessment and teaching and learning opportunities are planned using the ImPACTS curriculum. As our students mature and approach their adult lives, we work with them and their families to target specific areas of need and to ensure that there are opportunities to allow personal interests to be developed and supported.

Specialist equipment and purpose built environments enable us to work with students in a safe and supportive way. For some of our students they will be given opportunities to use the Hydrotherapy pool and to access Rebound therapy.

Ofsted visited in October 2023 and rated Rosewood free School as Outstanding in all areas. Ofsted commented:

“Pupils experience a wide range of rich and stimulating learning activities. Preparing pupils for adulthood starts from day one. Encouraging pupils’ independence and ability to make choices is deeply embedded in the school”.

“Staff prepare pupils exceptionally well for adulthood. Pupils’ and families’ individual wishes are carefully considered and are reflected in personalised pathways. Staff support families extremely well, particularly at transition points.”

If you are interested in a place for your young person please contact the school on 02380 571050 or email us.