Talocher School is an independent, specialist residential school for girls and boys aged 9 to 19 years with social, emotional and mental health difficulties (SEMH) and associated complex needs including: Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADD), Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA), Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD), Specific Learning Disabilities (Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia), Sensory Processing Disorder and associated complex needs, Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
Many new pupils are dealing with a range of difficulties, compounded by their disaffection towards learning, their negative attitudes towards authority and a history of interrupted education, including exclusion from mainstream schools. Due to these difficulties many of our students have previously been out of school for long periods of time.
The first aim of the school is to enable students to acknowledge and cope with their specific difficulties and assist them in fulfilling their potential through providing positive full time education, accessing the National Curriculum whilst incorporating broader vocational elements to meet the needs of each young person.
Talocher School offers day placements as well as 38 and 52 week boarding.