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Helping children aged 11 to 18 to flourish and thrive in a small, therapeutic and nurturing environment through a bespoke education.

Admissions criteria

Orange Tree School is an independent secondary school (and not an independent special school) for students aged 11 to 18 who will thrive in a small, therapeutic and nurturing environment. We welcome students who may have needs due to social and emotional difficulties such as: 

  • school refusal and phobia
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • obsessive compulsive disorders
  • other social, emotional and mental health issues; and
  • high functioning autism spectrum disorders.

Find out more about our admissions processes

We want to make our school as accessible as possible and also want to be transparent as we can about what the school offers and what are entry processes are. Whether you are a prospective parent who is interested in sending their child to the Orange Tree or you work for a Local Authority and recognise the demand for a school like the Orange Tree in your local area, please explore more about what we are about. 

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