“To achieve excellence in everything we do”

MacIntyre School is a truly special place, providing excellent education and care for children and young people aged between 10 and 19, with severe learning difficulties, autism and other complex needs. We have the highest expectations for our children and want them to achieve more than anyone ever thought possible.

Positive, respectful relationships are at the core of all of our interactions with the children, each other, parents and families and everyone we come into contact with. The school reflects the DNA of the whole charity and you will see these values in action if you visit us; they are a key reason why this is such a special place to live and learn.

Developing each child and young person’s interest and engagement in learning is fundamental to our approach. We promote independence and effective communication in everything that we do. Across the school and children’s homes we have a ‘team around the child’ approach with everyone working together to meet each individual’s very specific needs.

We have a strong focus on the individual, providing personalised learning based on approaches and strategies such as TEACCH, PECS and Intensive Interaction. We are committed to working with you to provide the best education and care for your child now and to promote the best opportunities for them in the future. We provide consistency of approach for our students so that learning takes place throughout the waking day and in all environments: in school, in houses, in the community and at home.

You can be sure that your child will have a packed programme and many opportunities to explore their interests and develop new ones. We offer a vibrant programme of out of school activities that include a drama club, film night and exciting trips out to local theme parks, bowling alleys and wildlife parks. We are also a licensed centre for the Duke of Edinburgh Award.

We are open 52 weeks a year and can offer day places and full time or flexible residential placements.

Our school and children’s homes are purpose-built and situated in a beautiful village in Buckinghamshire. We have many facilities including a multi-sensory pool, climbing wall and trim trail.

Please come and visit the school, meet our staff and children and talk to us. I am confident that you will find a warm and welcoming environment. I look forward to meeting you and hearing about your child.

Fiona Veitch NPQH