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Options Higford benefits from having a wide range of facilities on site. Activities that take place on site are part of the waking day curriculum and linked to the children’s and young people’s Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs) that are followed throughout the day. Our extensive grounds and innovative facilities provide students with opportunities to safely exercise choice and control. We offer an exceptional range of activities and amenities designed to promote the development of life skills and apply learning across different situations.

These include:

  • A Sensory Hub – a whole building filled with different sensory rooms including:
    Water-play room
    Therapy / Well-being room
    Sensory room
    Soft-play room
    Sensory Bath
  • A small Sports Hall and a Basket-ball Court
  • A Music Pod and Horticulture Pod
  • A Computer Room
  • A Library
  • A Bistro Canteen
  • Outdoor trampoline and Fitness equipment
  • Swings and Climbing frames
  • Two Forest School sites

These are all set within our 28 acres of Shropshire countryside. In addition, extensive use is made of community facilities in our locality, including shopping, leisure and cultural facilities. The children and young people are actively encouraged to participate in the planning and evaluation of the activities.

“Teaching in the outdoor classroom is inspirational and leads to very strong progress for pupils. Here, pupils are introduced to a highly challenging environment, physically and socially. As a result, they can try out their developing skills while staff support them expertly.”


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