About Us

 

Situated in a beautiful rural location within 4 miles of the large town of Shrewsbury, Cruckton Hall School has, since 1981, become a leading resource in the UK for boys with Aspergers Syndrome, ADD and ADHD.

Cruckton Hall School provides a long established, successful and important option for boys with a range of difficulties within the Autistic Spectrum of Disorders. The school specialises in integrating young people with Aspergerís syndrome and their associated vulnerability and/or challenging behaviour. With the support of the schoolís parent company, Kisimul Group Limited, Cruckton Hall has continued to respond to a variety of presented needs and now boasts residential provision registered as a children's home registered for young people who require up to 52 week placements. Cruckton can continue to provide support throughout school, in Further Education and into adult life.

Cruckton Hall offers a wide range of educational options to its students. The majority of pupils present for public examination for GCSE and/or Entry level, and some may continue to further their education in our off site accommodation in Shrewsbury whilst attending local college. Other young people may require a more vocational focus to their course of study.

The strength of Cruckton Hall School lies in its consistent record of success, in both academic and social spheres, the quality and experience of the staff team and the positive measurable outcomes for all the students.

Ethos

Cruckton Hall provides a safe, caring, structured residential and learning environment in which each boy:

  • feels valued and secure
  • is treated as an individual
  • develops appropriate skills, and
  • grows in confidence

so that he can take his place fully in society.

Cruckton Hall treats each child as an individual, with a programme based on an assessment of his unique needs, abilities and ambitions and on the basis of a comprehensive understanding of Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Children with ASD need structure in their lives and find difficulty in social relationships. The Cruckton Hall approach provides a carefully structured environment and social relationships are built naturally as an integral part of daily life in a positive, caring community.

We are aiming towards:

  • A safe environment for each pupil
  • Realistic but high expectations for each individual
  • A supportive structure to each day and each activity
  • Quality teaching and care
  • Genuine respect for each pupil
  • Challenge difficult behaviour
  • Celebration of success

 

Residential Accommodation

52-week and term time only residential options are provided for both on and off campus. A third of the accommodation is provided within the 18th century, grade II listed manor house that forms the centre of the main Cruckton campus. This provides the security of quality accommodation, combined with a structured educational programme covering the 24 hour period. The remainder of the site offers a variety of accommodation in six further residential units. There are two properties in the neighbouring town of Shrewsbury. The range of accommodation on offer enables each young person to live in the environment that best meets their needs and to progress to different styles of accommodation as they mature. There is a wide range of out of school activities on offer, with the highlight being the summer camp. Please see the Accommodation section for further information.