Windlestone School caters for 20 residential students over two units, called Denebridge View and Plantation View. The boarding places are flexible; ranging from 2 to 4 nights a week, depending on individual need. Residential places seek to develop a student’s personal, social and independence skills in order to support wider learning and personal development.
Although the living units are separate from the school building the daily life of the school is communal with residential school being school staff as well. This provides students with a continuity of care within the residential and the educational setting.
The residential setting supports students in developing positive peer relationships alongside respectful adult relationships. Students are taught values and boundaries related to social rules to promote acceptable behaviours in a diversity of settings. Each residential student has a personal mentor who, along with other professionals, agrees specific individual targets to support and achieve areas of development.