Share this page
Ruskin Mill College - day and residential education and care in Gloucestershire and the South West for young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEN)
Ruskin Mill College is situated in Nailsworth, Gloucestershire in a 140 acre beautiful wooded valley catering for over 100 students, providing a safe and healthy environment.
We believe education and care is a journey not a race… we provide a patient, understanding, supportive and respectful environment for all students.
Our students range from 16 - 25 and are either residential or day students with complex behaviour and learning difficulties. These can include autistic spectrum disorders, epilepsy, dyspraxia, Asperger’s, speech, communication difficulties and mental health issues.
To get in touch to find out how we can support your needs call 01453 837 502 and ask for Assessment and Admissions, or email us here: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also download:
Since 1986, hundreds of students have benefited from the college's innovative Practical Skills Therapeutic Education program that gives the students an opportunity to learn through doing real life purposeful activities that enhance their intellectual, emotional and physical health.
We offer a wide range of therapeutic activities including a biodynamic farm, two market gardens, one of the oldest trout farms in the country, as well as traditional crafts such as glass work, green woodwork, iron forge, arts and drama.
Each Student is supported by an Education & Learning Coordinator and together they create a personal development plan. This includes functional skills (maths and English), which is embedded into each session.
Based on the Individual Student Journey Plan, Ruskin Mill also offers a series of accredited and tracks non-accredited learning, using the RARPA framework.
Work Experience and Wellbeing
Ruskin Mill College have a team of experts who will assist in the student transitioning into adulthood with work experience opportunities, overseeing the first steps of supported and independent living.
It is Ruskin Mill College's aim to increase the student's level of self-esteem and confidence enabling the young person to become more independent, communicate effectively, manage their health and wellbeing, and ultimately integrate into and contribute to society.
Ruskin Mill College is part of Ruskin Mill Trust
Ruskin Mill Trust is a leading independent provider of specialist care and education for young people and adults with learning and complex co-morbid needs including autism / ASD, Asperger syndrome, behavioural, social and emotional difficulties, mental health problems, self-harm, epilepsy, dyspraxia and other special educational needs (SEN).
We welcome applications from throughout the UK.
Currently working with a large number of local authorities, the Trust has been providing specialist Education, Health & Care for young people for over 25 years. Our pioneering method of ‘Practical Skills Therapeutic Education’ is recognised internationally and has helped transform the lives of hundreds of young people.
Ofsted Rating and Reports
To view our latest Education report please click here.