The Spires

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


Pupils 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.


We give all children an Individual Education Plan (IEP) and Individual Behaviour Plan (IBP), and both are reviewed regularly to track academic, social and emotional progress.


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


Tutors and key workers play a vital role as the first point of contact for parents and carers, and twice-daily tutor times 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