The Roaches School is a specialist residential school rated outstanding by Ofsted. The School, as a whole, accommodates up to 58 pupils, including day pupils, between the ages of 7-16 on a long or short term basis in a variety of accommodation, both on and off site.
Our specialism is caring for and educating children and young people who have severe emotional and/or behavioral difficulties as well as a history of failed placements.
The younger pupils (7-12) are educated at a site in the spectacular Peak District National Park between Leek in Staffordshire and Buxton in Derbyshire. The boarding accommodation at the school for up to 8 pupils is housed in a specially adapted farmhouse in its own grounds with tastefully decorated individual study bedrooms and well equipped facilities for recreation The separate classrooms are well furnished and resourced with up to date books and equipment geared to educating the future adult of the 21st. Century.
The older pupils (11-16) are educated at the Upper School site near Biddulph in Staffordshire, with on-site residence for up to 10 pupils. The school is located in a large Grade 2 listed building with extensive grounds. Again, the standards of accommodation and education facilities are high and the unit for the older pupils is geared to preparing the young people for independent living and nationally recognised qualifications when they leave the school. The emphasis throughout is the provision of quality care and education.