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Here at Quorn Hall School we all believe strongly that change is possible and by supporting each other through that change we all grow stronger. 


It is our expectation that pupils who come to us, although they have experienced great difficulty coping with school in the past, do believe in the value of education. We recognise that sometimes they may find it difficult to admit this to their peers. We work with pupils who want to be at Quorn Hall School and are willing to work with us to change and to use the strategies we teach and take the opportunities we offer. 


We expect our pupils to have the capacity to take responsibility for their own actions, develop trust and to work with us. This naturally is a process and takes time. 


Our school offers full time educational provision for pupils who have experienced difficulties in their schooling and have a wide range of abilities.  

“It’s nice to be able to phone a school and have people chat to you in a professional yet down to earth manner about your child’s needs, their future and their education."

— Prospective Parent 


There are many and varied reasons why mainstream schooling does not work. Below is a list of some of the reasons why this may have occurred. This is by no means an exhaustive list. Pupils with:  


  • A history of school refusal or non-attendance usually for a complex combination of reasons, some at home and some in previous school experiences. 

  • Depression and related problems which in the extreme can lead to self-harming and suicide attempts.  

  • Severe social difficulties as a result of discrimination and bullying.  

  • Emotional vulnerability. 

  • Problems of communication and behaviour, the result of underlying receptive and expressive language difficulties. 

  • Diagnosed physical or mental health conditions which affect mood, concentration and ritualised behaviour. 

  • Developmental disorders which impact upon concentration and attention. 

  • Autistic spectrum difficulties including Asperger’s. 

  • Phobias associated with school or more generalised. 

  • Difficulties forming relationships and interacting socially.  

  • Conduct disorders.  

  • An experience of severe family trauma such as accident and bereavement.  

  • An experience of family difficulties of various types including being a young carer. 

  • An experience of school failure, retreating “into a shell” and unable to verbalise their problems. 

  • Social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. 


"I finally found a friend who gets me, as he is the same, so I fit in!"

- Pupil 


Parent(s) / Carer(s) and referring agencies considering a place at the school are very welcome to contact our admissions team by email or 01509 414338. When a referral is made the pupil and parent(s) / carer(s) will be invited for an interview and a tour of the school. 

We look forward to welcoming you to Quorn Hall School.

Please note: If we become aware of any local outbreaks of Covid-19/lockdowns, this guidance will be reviewed and tours may need to be cancelled at short notice.

A copy of our admissions policy can be found here.

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