Experienced, committed nurturing staff in a calm, homely atmosphere
Positive approach to autism ensuring success & progress for each pupil
“You can’t put a price on our happiness now.” Parent
Pupils make outstanding progress both academically and in their personal development.
Young people receive excellent care provided by a motivated, committed and nurturing staff team.
The quality of teaching and learning is outstanding. Staff enable all pupils to engage in learning and achieve their personal goals.
The Shires offers an outstanding care and learning experience for pupils across the entire autism spectrum. A place at The Shires will ensure progress and often exceeds expectations through its ethos of putting the child’s individual needs first. Pupils are encouraged to be as independent as possible, learning appropriate skills whilst having as much fun as they can with trips and activities throughout their childhood and teens. The Shires comprises of a range of small homes that are friendly, welcoming and comfortable: all of which are run by dedicated teams of committed & experienced staff who make care, nurture and happiness a priority for each child.
“We’re happy again as a family and you can’t put a price on that happiness. All our lives have been totally transformed by The Shires and they have done more for Dominic than we could have ever imagined.” Parent
“The Shires became my home. Now i’m able to live semi independently and i’m loving it!” Former Pupil
"The Shires saved us when we desperately needed help. I dread to think where we would be without them.” Parent
As part of their enrichment activities, two of our young people have been supporting The Passage, a local homeless charity for the last three months. The boys attend The Passage, at a…
The Shires at Oakham had a wonderful Christmas day with a visit from Santa, lots of presents to unwrap and a delicious Christmas dinner to tuck into. Take a look at the homemade…
We’ve had lots of festive fun at The Shires! Over the holidays the students have enjoyed dancing at the Christmas party and visiting Santa’s reindeer at his grotto. On Christmas morning there was…
As a school we attended the Memorial service in Melton Mowbray. Our students observed the two minutes silence admirably. They then went to lay their own flowers at the Cenotaph. Hayden, whilst…
The official opening of The Shires at Oakham took place on Thursday 23rd June. The day began with a meet and greet followed by speeches from Marina Gough, Director of Care and…
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The Shires at Stretton
The Shires at Oakham
3 Uppingham Road