Services for children and young people in Northamptonshire (aged 0-25) with special educational needs and disabilities.

Derwen College (Special)

Type of service:
Post 16 Education Providers
Whittington Road, Gobowen, Oswestry, Shropshire SY11 3JA
Telephone number:
01691 661234
Email address:
Service description:
This residential and day college specialises in supporting young people with learning disabilities and physical disabilities. They offer work-ready and independence skills across their three satellite centres in Shropshire.
They offer authentic work opportunities in hospitality and customer services in their commercial outlets and off-campus with their partners in the wider community. The vocational options offered are designed to meet industry standards, preparing students for the job market
Individualised learning includes a comprehensive personal development programme. Students are supported to begin learning to care for themselves, shop, cook, develop road safety skills, extend their abilities in inter-personal relationships and take their place in society.
Short breaks are also available year round for young adults with learning difficulties and disabilities providing holiday care and activities.

Go to the additional link for more information about learning support.
Applications to Derwen College are welcomed from across the United Kingdom.

If you have special educational needs (SEN) and think you may require transport to and from the college, contact the college directly for their transport information.

Any eligibility for transport for those with special educational needs will be in accordance with Northamptonshire County Council’s Post 16 Travel Policy.
Contact provider for cost details
Age range:
16 years - 25 years
Ofsted Inspection Grade:
Eligibility criteria:
  • Age - School (5-18)
  • Age - Adulthood (18-25)
  • Assessment (EHA,EHCP,RMC)
  • SEND descriptors
Referral route:
  • Professional referral
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