Supporting our residential and fostering services, Ethelbert Children's Services provide specialise SEBD education provision through two DFE registered schools:
The Davenport School - KS 1 & 2 (Years 3 - 7 Ages 5-11)
The Old Priory School - KS 3 & 4 (Years 8 - 11 Ages 12-16)
Working in conjunction with the main school sites are two additional, dedicated Vocational Centres that support KS3 and 4 pupils to work towards nationally recognised awards in a variety of skills trades and professions, including Carpentry, Brickwork, Plastering, Painting and Decorating, Pipework, Tiling, Car Maintenance, Craft Skills, Art and Design, Design and Technology and Horticulture. Together with the GCSE's and ASDAN awards available through The Old Priory School, these provide 'real' opportunities for looked after children to leave school with a set of qualifications that will assist their passage into further education training or full employment. Additionally, KS4 students are given the opportunity to work towards external qualifications whenever it will further asist the student to achieve their full potential.
Both schools provide a high staff to student ratio in order to maintain good levels of engagement, meet any additional needs individual students may have and overcome the barriers to learning that can be associated with larger, busier school environments.