Grosvenor House is the Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8, and 9 only) provision of the Canterbury Inclusion Service. We work with students who have been referred by their school for a time out placement or for a managed re-integration to another school. It is a service used by the secondary schools in the Canterbury District and is able to provide advice, support and expertise.

As a service, we offer assessment and intervention, through a broad and balanced curriculum and a range of therapeutic inputs, with the aim of reintegrating students back into school. For some students, our assessments lead to the identification of special educational needs.

Currently, Canterbury Inclusion Service works with a maximum of 20 students at any one time, with students attending the provision on a revolving door basis. Staff are therefore required to work within the provision and also accompany students back into school to support their reintegration.

The provision itself offers a small, nurturing environment with a high ratio of adults to students. The Key Stage 3 National Curriculum is taught but is delivered in a creative and varied way to ensure engagement levels remain high. Students have access to a range of professionals through the service including counselling, educational psychologists and speech and language therapists.


Although we are a small provision, each student will follow a specific timetable suited to their current needs. Over their time at Grosvenor House other needs may be identified and the opportunity to move to a different timetable will be an option.

The subjects we cover include:

Literacy, Numeracy, ICT, Computing
Personal Social Health Education
Languages, History, Geography, Science, R.E
CDT, Art, Cookery, Sport & Leisure activities
Tailored interventions with specialists

The use of specialist facilities is made through the use of off-site activities for outdoor education, science, sport, and educational visits.

School and Parents Working Together

Placements can only succeed at Grosvenor House if the school, parents and child work together through:

• Keeping in touch.
• Attending meetings.
• Following through school recommendations.
• Working with all agencies involved with your child.
• Being willing to accept change and support new strategies.
• Keeping the school informed regarding any changes in circumstances.

Grosvenor House understands that some issues cannot be resolved in school and we work with many different agencies that can also provide support to parents at home.

If you feel that you could benefit with extra information then you can contact the school.