Talbot House School

We pride ourselves on               re-engaging young people with their learning, offering a broad curriculum which celebrates success and achievement.

Talbot House provides a variety of skills training and qualifications, preparing students for further education and employment. 

                          A note from Head Teacher, Christine                                          Smiles..


                                       I am sure you agree that this academic year has been like no other.                                          When the government announced that schools would close we didn’t                                          think we would see our children back in school before the end of the                                          academic year. It has been lovely to have some of the children back                                          from the 1st June and to see and speak to all our children each week when staff have delivered hampers. Thank you to all who posted pictures on our face book page, it was great seeing the challenges and tasks we sent out in the work packs. Keep posting throughout the holidays, we would love to see what you get up to, but remember to stay safe.


Although we have not been able to host our annual celebration of success event this year we will ensure those children who have been nominated for prizes receive them. We have been able to host our annual Talbot House games, (only this year we called it Talbot House Covid games). The staff thought very carefully how we could enjoy our games and stay safe. We made sure all the staff had sanitiser and spray for each event and the games we chose supported the 2m distance. Everyone had a good morning, ending with hot dogs and juice. The weather even held out for us and the sun was shining. Well done everyone.

In September, we look forward to everyone returning to school. We will make sure we keep you updated if there are any changes to the Covid guidelines, but the government has asked all schools to plan for a full return. We understand that this will feel very strange for some of our children who have not been in for a long time, as well as for anxious parents and carers. We hope the children will be able to settle quickly and be ready to make some rapid progress. To reassure parents, carers and children we have produced a leaflet showing how we are keeping everyone safe and the measures that are in place, and will remain in September.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank parents and carers for their support throughout the last few months. I hope you all find time for some fun things to do, enjoy summer, stay safe and we look forward to seeing everyone on Tuesday the 8th September.

Take care

C Smiles

Head Teacher













"Talbot House provides a mentoring and personalised intervention programme for young people who have developed complex and high dependency needs."

​Ofsted highlighted the quality of provision and achievements of children at Talbot House."

"Talbot House also has a residential children's home.  Please see the residential page for details."

"Applications for admission to Talbot House are normally made by the Named Officer of the Local Authority in whose area the young person lives."

Aim of the School


Our aim is to nurture and inspire our pupils to become motivated and successful young people who are equipped to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow.  We do this by creating a positive, supportive and stimulating environment that promotes the development of children's academic, spiritual, social, moral and physical learning.