Stretton Shires School has two accommodation locations suitable for students with varying needs.
Registered separately from the school but co-located is The Shires Children’s Home. Pupils that live in The Shires Children’s Home attend Stretton Shires School, children can live at The Shires Children’s Home from 38-52 weeks a year. There are eleven bedrooms located in the beautiful main house, some rooms benefit from en-suite facilities. There are shower, bath, and wet room facilities enabling young people to develop independence linked to supporting their own personal hygiene.
The main house has large lounge areas where children and young people can relax and spend time together. There is a modern dining space and kitchen where children and young people are supported to cook and sit together to share meal-times together as a family. Our young people are encouraged to engage in the preparation of their own meals as part of their wider progression towards independence. There is a ‘sensory snug’ where our young people can relax amongst the light and bubble tubes when they need regulatory opportunities throughout their day. The main house has direct access out to green open spaces that comprise of trampolines, swings, climbing frames, a sensory garden, and secure green open spaces that children and young people can use as part of their daily regulatory exercise.
Off the main site and situated in Stretton Village is Stowe Court. Stowe Court is a small house in a community village setting comprising of two bedrooms, lounge, kitchen, and garden with swing equipment. Young People that live here transition to Stretton Shires School for their education and like in the main building young people are supported 24/7 by care support workers
Leisure and activity
All children and young people are supported to develop their wider leisure and activity interests. The homes provide a range of interesting and engaging activities outside the time spent in the classroom.
Visits to places of interest, including historic buildings, nature reserves, parks, seaside.
Leisure facilities which provide activities such as ice skating, horse riding, sailing, swimming.
Adventure playgrounds and recreational and sports facilities for PE, games and other activities such as ten pin bowling.
Local sites of interest such as farms, shops, and garages.
During holiday periods, activity weeks are organised where special activities are arranged. These activities may include canoeing, kayaking, climbing, camping and other outdoor adventure activities, as well as trips further afield.
Head of Care & Responsible Individual – Kirsty Truesdale