Specialist Independent Education

For over 30 years, Ruskin Mill Trust has provided Specialist Independent Education to children and adults with complex needs including learning difficulties, autistic spectrum conditions and disabilities. Our provisions offer both day and residential placements and applications are welcomed all year round. Contact us to find out more.

Ruskin Mill Trust is an educational charity that operates in England, Scotland and Wales, offering exciting outdoor learning environments, utilising practical land and craft activities to support the development of work and life skills in young people with autism and other learning difficulties.

Practical Skills Therapeutic Education

Our unique method of Practical Skills Therapeutic Education helps learners overcome barriers to learning, become skilled and contribute to community. Practical Skills Therapeutic Education combines the insights from Rudolf Steiner’s educational inspiration and understanding of human phasic development, and is inspired by the work of John Ruskin and William Morris. Working with hand, head, heart and place, through practical activities, performing arts, therapies, culture and social enterprise, Ruskin Mill Trust help individuals to re-imagine their potential.

Key facts

  • Four schools working with children aged 5 – 18

  • Five colleges who work with young adults aged 16 – 25

  • Two adult social care provisions working with adults aged 18 and above

  • Day, residential and respite placements available

  • Applications accepted year round

  • Residential placements are in small scale homes in the community and on Trust sites

  • Research Centres

 

Key outcomes

  • 99% of Ruskin Mill Trust students make termly progress

  • 87% of Ruskin Mill Trust students make termly progress in English and Maths

  • 85% of leavers achieve vocational qualification units

 

Our Colleges

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Argent College
Ages 16-25 | urban location
Birmingham
Clervaux Trust
Ages 16-25 | rural location
Darlington
Coleg Plas Dwbl
Ages 16-25 | rural location
Pembrokeshire
 

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Coleg Ty’r Eithin
Ages 16-25 | rural location
Carmarthenshire
Freeman College
Ages 16-25 | urban location
Sheffield
Glasshouse College
Ages 16-25 | urban location
Stourbridge

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Ruskin Mill College
Ages 16-25 | semi-rural location
Nailsworth
 

Our Schools

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Brantwood Specialist School
Ages 7-19 | urban location
Sheffield
Clervaux Garden School
Ages 10-19 | rural location
Darlington
Grace Garden School
Ages 9-16 | semi-rural location
Bristol

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Sunfield
Ages 6-19 | rural location
Clent

 

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