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At Gretton School we believe that every student must be provided with opportunities to develop socially, emotionally, academically and physically to achieve the highest possible outcomes. We are an inclusive learning community that is forward thinking, innovative, confident and committed to ensuring that all students are happy, enthusiastic and purposeful learners.


A home from home

In addition to day places, Gretton offers weekly boarding placements during term time.


The accommodation comprises a number of warm and welcoming houses, on site, providing single bedrooms, and spacious communal living areas, a dining room and a well-equipped kitchen.

Just as you would find at home, the houses each have an outdoor space and the boarding students can also make use of the grounds around the school, the football field and the playground equipment.





Students are supported and encouraged to personalise their bedrooms and participate in the day-to-day running of the homes, preparing them for independent living. These tasks include preparing meals, washing up, doing their laundry and learning how to budget for food. 

Our highly qualified and experienced care team supports our boarding students to develop key life skills, in line with their Individual Placement Plans.

"‘You guys have been a family to me, one that I needed, if I didn’t come to this school I would have never be as happy as I am now.  You guys came to me when my life was falling apart, now I have dreams and the skills to achieve them.’"

- Student

The students also play an important role in the recruitment of new staff, helping to interview them and providing feedback.

Impact of Boarding on Education

  • An enhanced benefit of the Boarding Provision is the increased punctuality and attendance of the students.

  • Support with Homework, Revision and Completion of school related tasks if appropriate.

  • Continuation of Individual Education Plan and Individual Behaviour Plan targets through a Waking Day Curriculum.

  • Continued support with communication, social development and self-regulation.

To find out how boarding could help support your family and your child;


For more information on the continued links between Boarding and School please see the Gretton School Statement of Purpose (pdf) 

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