Our School

Freedom to Flourish

We recognise that mainstream education is not for everyone and, through our carefully planned curriculum and excellent pastoral support, we offer students the chance to thrive, achieve and improve their life chances. Students at Active Wellbeing School have the ‘freedom to flourish’ as we place great emphasis on the importance of physical and mental wellbeing.

We treat every student at Active Wellbeing School with the same consideration, commitment, patience and kindness that we would want for our own children. We understand that a positive, well-rounded education goes far beyond the classroom and our dedicated team of staff are passionate about developing the character strengths of the students as well as aiming for academic success.

A Welcome From

Our Head Teacher

The staff and proprietors would like to join me in extending a warm welcome to you. Our website aims to give you a taster of the school, as well as providing up to date information for parents, pupils and the wider community. 

Active Wellbeing is a small independent school for pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. We pride ourselves on creating a caring, supportive and nurturing environment where all pupils can thrive and have the freedom to flourish. We have a highly motivated, experienced and passionate staff team who help to create a school where the children come first. 

Through our broad and rich curriculum, we aim to enable every child to love learning and develop excellent knowledge and skills, enriched by a secure sense of self-worth and deep moral purpose. We have an immersive, experiential and thematic curriculum with high ambitions for all individuals. We believe it is our collective responsibility to enable and encourage every unique child to flourish academically, socially, emotionally and spiritually. We aim to nurture skills and talents to enable every individual to achieve, flourish and make a positive difference as active citizens in today’s modern, multi-cultural world. Our curriculum encompasses both the full national curriculum as well as life and social skills, developing the children holistically and preparing them to be lifelong learners. We have a focus on independent personal development throughout our curriculum and extra-curricular activities including cultural capital trips.   

We understand that the traditional approach to learning is not for everyone so we treat all of our pupils as individuals providing education unique to each learner.  We have a therapeutic approach to all aspects of school life incorporating sensory diets and speech and language development throughout our continuous provision as well as targeted interventions. Our SENDCo and staff team build strong family and multi-agency links to ensure all pupil’s needs and EHCP outcomes are met. As part of our provision we provide soft landings, emotional literacy support and Lego therapy to develop the pupil’s emotional resilience giving them the skills to overcome barriers to learning. 

I hope you find the information on our website useful, and that it will help us to form the beginning of a successful partnership in your child’s education.

We are extremely proud of our school and would be delighted to welcome you as part of our extended family.

Jo Anderson – Headteacher

Active wellbeing


We specialise in providing high quality education for children with a range of communication and/or learning difficulties with related anxieties and behaviours between the ages of 4 to 11 years. Initial enquiries and informal visits are always welcome. Referrals may also come to us directly from the child’s local authority. Applications are considered by our admissions panel and a non-prejudicial visit will then be arranged. Following this visit a place may be offered to students whose needs can be fully addressed by the school. Fees will then be agreed with local authorities.

There will be an assessment period followed by a Post-Admission Review meeting after 10 to 12 weeks. Referrals can be made throughout the academic year. If you wish to discuss making a referral please contact the Team Manager of SEN, Assessment and Monitoring for the Local Authority.

Meet our


Louie and Alina act as role models for all of the children at Active Wellbeing School, modelling good behaviour and a positive attitude towards learning. Louie and Alina enjoy giving visitors a warm ‘Active Wellbeing’ welcome when they visit the school as part of their role.