Derwen College

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Derwen College delivers exceptional programmes within a rich learning environment. Students who attend Derwen are aged from 16 to 25 years and have special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) including:

  • Learning and physical disabilities
  • Autism
  • Behaviours of concern
  • Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities (PMLD)

We offer residential placements at our main campus in Gobowen, near Oswestry in North Shropshire, and have day placements at Gobowen, Ludlow, Telford and Walford.

Learning Programmes at Derwen include:

  • Study Programmes, which are delivered through our Learning Pathways at each of our four sites.
  • Nurture is our programme for students with profound and multiple learning disabilities and is available at our Gobowen site.
  • Springboard gives access to work experience opportunities and support to improve independence skills.

Vocational pathways

Depending on the location, we have the following vocational pathways available.

  • Hospitality and Food
  • Horticulture
  • Performing Arts
  • Retail and Enterprise
  • Sports and Fitness
  • Business Support

Nurture Programme

Nurture Programme is a bespoke Life Skills and Sensory programme, offering day and residential provision for students with Profound and Multiple Disabilities.

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Who to contact

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01691 661234 01691 661234
Derwen College
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Where to go

Derwen College
Whittington Road
SY11 3JA
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If you are using a satnav to visit Derwen College, please use post code SY11 3NB which takes you to the Agnes Hunt Village next door to Derwen College.


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Referral not required
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Applications to Derwen College are welcomed from across the United Kingdom. A young person can self refer or through a parent, carer, family member or supporting professional.

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