Welcome to Lewis Charlton School
Statement of Purpose
Lewis Charlton School aims to provide a unique blend of therapeutic education and care for up to 47 secondary-aged students who have experienced difficulties within mainstream and possibly other special education provision. Independently-managed the school’s response is as individual as the user. Referrals are accepted from Local Authorities. The admissions procedure emphasises the importance of co-operative working between the young person, the family and the school.
Empowering Our Students
At Lewis Charlton the focus is on empowering students to realise their academic and social potential by presenting mainstream curriculum and community responsibilities in a manner that enables individuals to understand their experiences are relevant, their feeling validated and their contribution meaningful. By personalising the learning experience it is expected they come to invest in progress and take ownership of process. The school logo of “Promoting Pride in Performance” refers to personal performance at the level of school student, family member, friend and responsible citizen.
Educational performance is measured at Key Stage 3 & 4 by external accreditation
e.g. A.Q.A Unit Awards, Entry Level and G.C.S.E examinations. Inclusion as an aim for our students translates as a commitment to National Curriculum standards and practices and an awareness of opportunities for sharing and/or integrating into mainstream educational experiences.
The school is ideally situated to promote inclusion, with regard to educational and leisure activities within the local community.
The 11-16 residential facility provides opportunity in the form of the 24 hour curriculum for up to 6 weekly residents. The purpose-adapted premises seek to create an atmosphere of comfort and community where there is scope to cultivate interests, friendships and independence, to acknowledge rights and responsibilities in a safe, emotionally containing environment, (For further details see our Residential Care Handbook.) Students on our Extended Day Scheme are invited to join in the evening programme of activities.
Lewis Charlton School excels at addressing the social, emotional and behavioural needs of the individual. Many of our students have gone on to make sterling progress as a result of the unique blend of strategies and environments we provide.
The school buildings aim to respond to varying student needs from the cosy confines of the Nurture suite, Quiet and Comfort Rooms, to a style more reflective of an adult work and leisure environment at Lewis Charlton Village or a college-style environment at Lewis Lodge.
Situated in the beautiful, historic town of Ashby de la Zouch in North West Leicestershire, Lewis Lodge offers first-class facilities both on-site and through our diverse links with local business and educational establishments. To arrange a visit or for information on our whereabouts please visit the contact page.