Member of the Month // The Sheiling Ringwood


The Sheiling Ringwood is set in a stunning, sustainable 40 acre site and provides a rich, enabling learning environment for up to 80 school and college students aged 6 -25 who have a special educational need. We specialise in autism and communication difficulties, severe and complex learning disabilities and challenging behaviour.

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‘’Our mission is to create an educational, therapeutic community and environment which upholds each person’s human integrity and spiritual wholeness and where every child and young person, both because of despite their individual challenges, has something to give and something to learn through all of their relationships with others.’’

Corine van Barneveld (Principal)

Providing 38 to 52-week placements including day, weekly, termly and 52-week boarders. We offer a broad, balanced, developmental curriculum covering all the subjects in the national curriculum.

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We have a team of capable, qualified and highly trained staff with small class sizes and intensive support plus an onsite therapy team. This includes Speech, Language and Occupational therapy, along with individualised therapy programmes (inspired by Rudolf Steiner) and a dedicated Behaviour Support team.

There is a large, multi-purpose hall with a stage for gatherings and performances, a gym hall, heated indoor swimming pool and purpose-built therapy and music buildings. Around the estate are a variety of indoor and outdoor craft workshops and ‘The Sheiling Garden’, where the students can learn and help with gardening.

We offer our students a range of real-life based learning opportunities which match their interests, skills and aspirations. The curriculum allows students to make choices about their learning with the intention of promoting independence and confidence for adult life.

Our organisation works in Hampshire and Dorset and we take students from educational authorities across the U.K. Visit our website for more information.

On Saturday 29th June, from 11.30 – 4.00, we have our annual Summer Festival.
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Please come along and join in the fun!