Hopedale is a therapeutic, nurturing, special school and children's home for children from 5-18 with social, emotional and mental health difficulties and associated conditions.

Aims & Ethos

Hopedale cannot entirely replicate the warmth, affection, support and love which might, in other circumstances, be available to each child in his or her own home, when being cared for by his or her own parents. However, our primary aim, for the benefit of each and every child, is to try our hardest to do so.

We feel passionately about taking a holistic approach to providing care, therapy and education to children who have social, emotional and mental health difficulties, often arising from a childhood that has been fraught with difficulty. We strongly believe that timely, integrated intervention can bring children inner-peace and contentment, and enable them to become positive, valued members of society.

Ofsted findings

Hopedale Home and School have been inspected by the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills (Ofsted), you can read its findings here:

Hopedale School inspection report (21/05/2019 - 23/05/2019)

Hopedale School inspection report (07/06/2016 - 09/06/2016)

Hopedale Children's Home inspection - full (19/09/2017 - 20/09/2017)