Residential Provision (Phoenix)

Phoenix is Laleham Gap School’s residential boarding provision which is located in a separate building on the school site and is registered with Ofsted. The provision has two floors, HIPPOGRIFF and CENTAUR which were named by the residential pupils in 2015. Pupils of both genders can board for up to 38 weeks of the year, during the week, Monday afternoon to Friday morning. There is accommodation available for up to twenty-four pupils.

Our residential pupils live in small family groups within the individual residences. Each pupil has their own room which is en-suite, has been newly furnished and includes a television and laptop for private study. All pupils are encouraged to personalise their bedroom.

Enriching the pupil’s lives through a sustained programme of fun, enjoyment and learning is our objective. To achieve this, the residential provision provides an extensive leisure programme which promotes social, health and education development. There are strong and effective links with the school staff to ensure that learning outcomes are promoted. There is also an extensive life skills programme which helps prepare the pupils with the independence skills they will need post Laleham Gap.

We have a very well trained, experienced and long standing staff team who provide a high level of support which includes 1:1 keyworking.

We pride ourselves on the relationships we build with both the pupils and their parents/carers and always seek to ensure that the care we provide is consistent with parent’s/carer’s wishes.

Placements are funded by the Local Education Authority, but should anyone require more information prior to a formal request, please contact the Head of Care through the main reception.

What Ofsted say:


“Young people flourish as a result of the supportive, nurturing and highly individualised support they receive from committed staff working in close collaboration across the school. Significant improvement in their social skills, behaviour, self-confidence and self-esteem is having a positive impact on their learning and academic advancement, improving their future life chances.”
“Within a culture of mutual respect, tolerance and acceptance, young people benefit from positive staff role models and the mentoring and role modelling of their older peers. They learn how to manage social situations and establish friendships. Their behaviour is excellent.”
(Ofsted Residential Report, January 2016)