Kisimul School provides a highly structured 24-hour curriculum to address the very specific needs of its pupils.

Classes within school are small and staffed at a ratio of at least 1:1.

The integrated developmental curriculum incorporates the National Curriculum (Lower School) or Adult Pre-Entry Curriculum Framework (Post-16).

There are a wide range of therapeutic programmes. These are collectively designed to meet the diverse sensory needs of the pupils.

Kisimul School provides a caring, consistent, safe and supportive environment in which its young people can flourish. Pupils are encouraged to develop their skills in order to fully realise their individual potential. Residential staff and school staff work closely together to enable the pupils to progress in their personal development and learning.

These include;

  • Speech & Language therapy
  • Music therapy
  • Aromatherapy and Occupational Therapy

A key priority is to develop pupils’ communication skills, As many are non-verbal, the use of Makaton signing and PECS (Pictures Exchange Communication System), is taught. Pupils also benefit from our in-house Educational Psychology support team.

Older pupils (from 16 to 19 years of age) attend our Upper School at Acacia Hall. A large Edwardian Rectory set in 7 acres of ground in the village of Friesthorpe, close to the Lincolnshire town of Market Rasen. Facilities at our Upper School are adapted and utilised in a way which reflects the older age group.

Kisimul School also prides itself on the high standard of accommodation and education offered to all of its pupils.  All delivered within a homely environment. Staff continuously strive for excellence in the care and education of pupils, with a vision to have the best assisted living environment.

Both our Upper and Lower Schools are situated within tranquil countryside. This offers space to develop in a safe and secure environment.

There are onsite site facilities such as;

  • heated indoor swimming pool and play barn
  • gym building
  • adventure playground
  • soft play areas
  • multi-sensory rooms for relaxation and stimulation
  • an aviary
  • collection of small farm animals
  • area dedicated to horticulture


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