Kinsale College

Options Kinsale is a specialist service for children and young people aged 8 to 19 with a wide range of complex needs, including; autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, dyspraxia and ADHD, as well as impaired social or cognitive functioning due to early life trauma and attachment difficulties. Young people have access to a wide range of on-site facilities that enable them to develop their skills and interests. Facilities include a bespoke autism friendly outdoor activity area, a sensory suite, a cinema and music room, a bistro café, specialist sports hall and fitness suite, horticultural and specialist art and craft areas.
Both the care and education staff teams work in close partnership with the on-site clinical team, which is led by a Clinical Psychologist who coordinates the delivery of a wide range of professional and clinical services. The team includes Assistant Psychologists, a Speech and Language Therapist and an Occupational Therapist, and has a crucial role in ensuring that support promotes engagement and is pro-active and consistent. The team also has access to a Consultant Psychiatrist and additional services through the wider network of clinical services available within Options Group.Options Kinsale delivers an adapted and differentiated National Curriculum for Key Stages 2, 3 and 4, and a vocational-based curriculum for post-16 students, in class sizes of 1 to 5. We promote the use of a range of approaches including SPELL and TEACCH, which are individually adapted to the needs of each student. Parents/carers play an essential role in the development and delivery of student’s individual programmes, and are considered as key members of the staff team.Set in a stunning rural area overlooking the Dee Estuary in North Wales, Options Kinsale has been specifically designed to meet the needs of children and young people with complex needs. Accommodation is comprised of communal flats accommodating a maximum of 7 students, each with communal living areas and kitchens, and a semi-independent living flat for those who are ready to make the transition to greater independence. Young people have their own bedrooms, which they are supported to personalise.

Options Kinsale supports young people to make sense of the world they live in by promoting learning in environments that help to alleviate frustration and anxiety. Each student has a bespoke package of care, education and professional/clinical services that is carefully tailored to meet their individual needs and abilities.

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Special Education Need & Disability

Social Communication

Physical Difficulties

Sensory Processing Difficulties

Speech and Language

Hearing Impairment/Deafness

Visual Impairment

Learning Disabilities

Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing



Facilities and Accessibility

Disabled Parking

Free Parking

Audio Loop


Stair Lift

Wheelchair Accessible

Disabled Toilet

About this Listing

Funding Status: Independent

Method of Referral:

School Hours: Residential


Cost: On application

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How does somebody raise a concern about the school?: Via the Headteacher

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