We maintain three special schools for those pupils who require more specialist provision. We also operate two specialist bases within one of our primary schools and one of our secondary schools supporting children and young people with communication difficulties and/or autism.
To be considered for admission to Le Rondin or Le Murier schools, pupils will have undergone or be undergoing a Formal Assessment which identifies their prime area of need as one of the following:
- Moderate Learning Difficulties with Additional Needs
- Severe Learning Difficulties
- Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties
Pupils may also have additional needs such as:
- Communication and interaction difficulties
- Behavioural, emotional and social difficulties
- Sensory, physical and medical difficulties
Le Rondin School & Centre was opened in 2005 and caters for primary age pupils with a range of special education needs. Le Rondin also provides an office base for the peripatetic education support services who mainly work with pupils in mainstream schools. Therapy rooms for occupational therapists, speech therapists and physiotherapists are located on the first floor of the building.
The States of Guernsey's Child Development Centre also operates from Le Rondin School & Centre.
Le Murier School opened in September 2008 for pupils of secondary school age with special education needs as defined above. It is co-located with St Sampson's High School. The school site is jointly known as Baubigny Schools. Some pupils may stay at Le Murier until they are 19.
The College of Further Education provides Post-16 opportunities for students leaving Le Murier School.
Les Voies School is for pupils with significant social, emotional and behavioural difficulties and operates from the former Oakvale School/The Link Centre site in Collings Road.
To be considered for admission, pupils will have undergone or be undergoing a Formal Assessment which identifies their prime area of need as Social, Emotional or Behavioural Difficulties. Occasionally, pupils will be offered an 'Assessment Placement' whilst the Formal Assessment process is being undertaken.
Communication and Autism Bases
The bases have been established within a primary mainstream and a high school to provide for learners age 4-16 (i.e. Foundation Stage - Reception Year to Key Stage 4 - Year 11) who have a Determination of SEN with Communication and Interaction as the primary category of need.
The Bases are currently located at Amherst Primary School and St. Sampson's High School. From September 2016 an additional base will operate from La Mare de Carteret High School.
The full procedures for placement at a special school or base can be downloaded from this page.