Bromley Lodge

Mild to moderate learning difficulties

  • Registered: 2001
  • Registered Places: 3
  • Age Group: 10-16
  • Gender: Boys
  • DfE Education: Yes
  • Assessment/Therapy: Yes
  • Step Down Placements: Yes
  • Staff Ratio: 1:1

Bromley Lodge - A 'Good' Children's Home


"The staff develop strong relationships with young people which provide them with a secure base from which to progress... Young people’s contact with people who are important to them is promoted and supported well... Strong relationships between the managers in the home and other professionals make a real difference to all young people... Positive behaviour is promoted and encouraged. Poor behaviour is minimised; if it occurs the staff manage it well... Leaders and managers monitor the quality of care effectively and regularly and this leads to further improvements in it."

Ofsted Inspection - October 2017 - Full report available by request

Residential Care

Bromley Lodge primarily provide bespoke residential care packages to young people who have mild to moderate learning difficulties and/or autism.


The home operates with a one-to-one staffing ratio, providing each child with a dedicated staff member for support and supervision during all waking hours. The staff team promote and encourage levels of independence in line with each young person's capabilities, within a safe, nurturing environment.


The home is directly affiliated to both our DfE registered, specialist SEBD schools: The Davenport Primary School and The Old Priory Secondary School.


The respective school and the home work in close partnership to ensure continuity in respect of learning support, achieving developmental goals and behaviour management.


The Davenport School (Key Stage 2: 7-11yrs) offers a differentiated curriculum in order to meet the individual learning needs of each young person. The school operates with small group settings where children are closely supported and supervised by a qualified teacher and learning support assistants.


The Old Priory School (Key Stages 3 & 4: 11 – 16yrs) offers the national curriculum allowing for GCSE study in essential subject areas, alongside alternative, differentiated curriculums, including ASDAN and City & Guilds NPTC vocational awards, both of which lead to nationally recognised qualifications.

Assessment & Therapy

Children and young people residing in our care have access to a range of assessment and therapy services including:

  • Psychological Assessment
  • Psychotherapy
  • Systemic Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Speech & Language Therapy
  • Equine Therapy
  • Music Therapy
  • Drama Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Play Therapy

All therapy referrals are overseen by the organisation’s dedicated Therapy Services Manager in consultation with the allocated social worker and other key stakeholders as appropriate.


Our assessment and therapy services are an inclusive element of our residential care provision and attract no additional funding requirement.

Health Support

In addition to our therapy services and panel of consultants, each of our homes have direct access to a health promotions worker and, in the event of any significant health concerns arising, oversight from a registered, dual diagnosis nurse. This ensures effective, professional guidance in respect of health profiling, together with the immediate and ongoing health needs of each individual child and young person placed in our care.

Statement of Purpose

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