Welcome to The Edith Borthwick School. We are a highly successful community all age special school (3-19) for pupils and students with complex and severe learning difficulties including autism. The school was purpose built in 1976, and designated a ‘New Model Special School’ by Essex Local Authority in 2006. We currently have a 160 pupil/student placement capacity.
A key feature of our school is the provision of a high quality education programme tailored specifically for individual needs. Meeting individual needs follows a route of Joint Unified Planning and Personalised Learning Plans, which seek to engage with a wide range of agencies.
The school has an extended workforce with a large dedicated staff team who constantly strive to ensure that each pupil and student maximises their potential. Our wide range of specialist staff ensures that appropriate support and guidance is available for all pupils and students across the full curriculum range.
Parents/Carers are equally well supported with a strong team of Family Key Workers, who provide close working between home and school, and ensure that there is underpinning support to enable joined up learning programmes.
We take great pride in our learning community, and value the excellent quality of relationships between all members. I look forward to seeing you in school and know that you will find happy pupils and students, and a welcoming environment.
With Best Wishes
Ian Boatman M.A