St. Rose’s is located in the heart of Stroud with good access to many facilities. We work hard to develop external contacts, and have numerous thriving and established links with organisations and educational providers in the local area. These relationships bring enormous benefits and opportunities to our children and students. We are well supported by our local community and we strive to work closely with our partners for the benefit of all.
We are always keen to welcome new community links and have established a programme of activities, including various social and fundraising events that open our doors to people wishing to get involved.
We have strong links with local secondary schools and St Rose’s students have been able to access courses, including politics and horticulture, alongside their non-disabled peers in a mainstream setting. Our younger students join with other local special and mainstream schools for events such as our bi-annual Music Prom, held at St Rose’s. It is a wonderful opportunity to meet and socialise with new people. This is mutually beneficial for all participants as the young people have the opportunity to communicate with each other, developing an understanding and awareness of each other’s lives.
Fundraising events are extremely well supported by the local community, including the significant help given to raise funds for our state-of-the-art hydrotherapy pool. In return, the pool and other on-site facilities are hired out for community use during the week, weekends and during the holidays.
St. Rose’s prides itself on working closely with parents, families, carers and other partners to extend learning opportunities and promote community cohesion.
St Rose’s aims to provide a broad and balanced curriculum that offers stimulating opportunities appropriate to the needs of our students.
A team of experienced therapists are employed directly by the school to work alongside education and care staff. Collaborative therapy and sharing that knowledge is integral to the work of our school.
When a child or young person is happy, they have the best chance of progressing and achieving their goals. Ensuring that your child’s emotional needs are met is as important as their physical requirements.