The Spires

An application has been made to the Department for Education to register our new school, The Spires.

Following confirmation in writing from the Department for Education, The Spires school will provide a safe environment for young people to develop vocational skills, life assets and achieve academically within a therapeutic and holistic setting.

The Spires school will enable Young People to participate in and contribute positively to modern society with a vision for their futures as lifelong learners and global citizens.

The Spires School will work with children who have social, emotional and emerging mental health needs.

The school is located in historic listed buildings in a quiet area of Salisbury, providing a safe and nurturing environment for anxious, vulnerable pupils who are unable to sustain a mainstream placement.

Our educational offering balances academic studies with physical and outdoor education, vocational studies and personal development programmes.

We teach our children in small groups, or on a one-to-one basis, adopting a bite-size learning approach based on personal interests and community issues. This engages our pupils and helps to extend their concentration. Each follows a bespoke programme and works towards a range of accredited outcomes.


The Spires will provide a quiet but stimulating learning environment. Pupils will also participate in Forest School, with cooking, role play and targeted intervention programmes alongside topic-based learning activities.


Pupils will work towards accredited courses such as Entry Level, AQA Unit Awards, Asdan Awards, CoPE and GCSE. This is complemented by outdoor-based development activities, vocational studies and life skills.


All children will receive an Individual Education Plan (IEP) and Individual Behaviour Plan (IBP). Both are reviewed regularly to track academic, social and emotional progress.


The school will benefit from a highly experienced and skilled team, with every member trained in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI).

Tutors and key workers will play a vital role as the first point of contact for parents and carers, and twice-daily tutor times will offer a space for pupil discussions on behaviour and worries. We also work closely with outside agencies, therapists and other professionals.

If you would like to discuss anything additional relating to education or for a child or young person please contact Mark Barcroft;
07540 760104

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