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Education is one of the cornerstones upon which to build a child’s resilience. It provides structure to the day, a sense of purpose and achievement. We believe that every young person has something to offer and, given the right environment, can learn. At Clover Childcare Services we like to recognise and reward even the smallest of achievements to raise self-esteem and rekindle a young person’s interest in learning.

On the grounds of The Old Rectory we have our own school called The Stables Independent School.

Our Headteachers Welcome from Sarah Porter:

"The Stables Independent School is an educational provision for pupils in Key Stage 1, 2 and 3 (5-14 years old). We are a specialist provision supporting Looked After pupils with unmet trauma and attachment needs. We have a unique relationship with Clover Childcare Services and work in close partnership support children with experiences of developmental trauma, to heal and grow emotionally using the principles of Dyadic Developmental Practice (DDP) and the attitude of PACE (playfulness, acceptance, curiosity and empathy).

We believe that home and school should work together, and parents and carers should be well informed, able to share in their child’s achievements and welfare, and able to support the school in their child’s learning.

Every member of our school community is exceptionally proud to be part of The Stable Independent School. We have a unique and engaging learning environment and small class sizes with a high ratio of staff to pupils. The staff at The Stables are an enthusiastic and hard-working team who provide our children with a range of learning and experiences. The proprietors and senior leadership team work to provide a well-structured development process that will take our children through their time with us and prepare them well for their next placement."

Please visit our website for more information. 

The Stables Independent School is registered to accomodate 22 pupils in total who all of which have a social worker and SEND needs. Referrals for school placements must be made separately to residential placements by contacting Dan Knight (Proprietor of The Stables Independent School) on