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Headteacher’s Welcome

I am delighted to introduce myself to you as the Headteacher of The Mile House Therapeutic School, a learning community where young people are supported to develop their independence through creativity, connection and confidence. 


Here at The Mile House Therapeutic School, we are proud to offer all our students the opportunity to thrive and achieve, where elsewhere they may have struggled.


Many of our students have experienced significant disruption to their education due to the impact of particular challenges in their lives and/or their diagnosis of need. We therefore understand that for some, school can be a difficult place to be. With this in mind, our approach is specifically designed to allow students to discover what purposeful learning means for them. We enable our students to explore learning through a creative, broad and balanced, yet individualised approach, centred around wellbeing and personal development.


From the time a student first arrives, our school staff use the student's own interests, ambitions and goals to help to map out a personalised learning passport which combines project-based learning with core knowledge and skills. Our calm, purposeful and therapeutic learning environment helps students to relax and feel confident that school is a safe place for them to break down barriers, engage with education and ultimately, to succeed. 


Staff at The Mile House Therapeutic School are skilled in, and passionate about, building positive relationships with students in order to support them to overcome their barriers to learning, gain the knowledge and skills needed to achieve their goals and support them to transition into the next exciting chapter of their lives. We hope that we inspire them to do so with increased self-belief, resilience and independence, along with a more positive attitude towards lifelong learning. 


I feel truly honoured to be part of such an exciting and innovative community that does things differently in order to achieve the best possible outcomes for students and their families.  I would be delighted to welcome you to see for yourself our exceptional and inspirational school so please do get in touch should you wish to find out more. 




Sandra Tibbles