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 would like to welcome back all our pupils on Tuesday 8th                                                      September, we have missed them all and very excited to get the                                            new academic year started.
                                      I am sure that you are all apprehensive about your child returning.
I hope to reassure your child and yourselves by outlining, in detail, the measures we have taken to ensure we are Covid secure as outlined by the government. These are difficult times for all, your child has not been in full time education for some time now and for some it is going to take time to settle. My staff are ready to meet their needs to ensure they quickly settle, feel secure and ready to start learning again.

Please take the time to read through the guidance on the website, we have also posted this out to you but if you still have some questions, please contact us.


Mrs C Smiles

Head Teacher















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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.

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

​Ofsted May 2019

Strengths of the school:

  • The school provides a safe and nurturing environment for pupils to learn. Pupils feel safe.  

  • Effective support is provided to ensure that pupils’ well-being and mental health needs are met. Relationships between staff and pupils are very positive. Pupils enjoy school as a result. The majority of pupils behave well in lessons when the work they are asked to complete meets their needs and interests. 

  • Governors demonstrate dedication and commitment to the school. They regularly attend meetings and training. They visit the school frequently and are keen for improvement. They know pupils well and are aware of the work that must be done to help them with their difficulties. 

"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."