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National Star College

We are an outstanding (CQC 2017, Ofsted 2012) specialist college providing personalised learning and transition services for people with disabilities. We work with students with complex physical, learning, sensory and communication difficulties and acquired disabilities. We offer full and part time, day and residential places,…

We are an outstanding (CQC 2017, Ofsted 2012) specialist college providing personalised learning and transition services for people with disabilities. We work with students with complex physical, learning, sensory and communication difficulties and acquired disabilities.

We offer full and part time, day and residential places, 36-52 week places, focusing on transition and achieving individual goals. Our college is a vibrant, inclusive and active environment – students have a wide range of abilities, come to us from varied social and ethnic backgrounds and participate in a wide range of community activities.

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Disabled Access
Disabled Inclusive

Who to contact

Contact Name
Admissions Team
Telephone
01242 527631
E-mail
admissions@nationalstar.org
Website
National Star website

Where to go

Name
National Star College
Address
Ullenwood
Cheltenham
Gloucestershire
Postcode
GL53 9QU
Notes

Our main campus is in Cheltenham where we offer day and residential placements, we also have provision in Hereford and Wales both of which are day provision only. We are a national and International provider.

The National Star College has many years’ experience of working with people with limited mobility. Approximately 75% of learners are wheelchair users. All student areas are accessible for people who use wheelchairs including a ramped stage, hoists in some class rooms and in all accommodation areas, high low tables in most areas, specialist equipment where necessary. All college transport is accessible for people who use wheelchairs.

Time / Date Details

When is it on
We offer 36-52 week placements
Time of day
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Open all year
Term time only
Session Information
Day students usually attend from 9.30 – 4.30 or 10 – 3 depending on their programme, although start and/or finish times can be flexible if needs require this.
Residential students have an integrated programme with learning, support and therapy spread across 7 days.

Other Details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
Placements are costed individually following an assessment.

Availability

Age Ranges
16-25 years

Additional Information

Providing services to
16 + years
Young people
Disabled children/young people
Adults

Notes

We have outstanding multi-disciplinary support, assistive technologies and equipment plus excellent facilities. These include sensory, therapeutic, residential and supported work environments. Our charity also supports students with longer term accommodation and occupation options. Contact us for a visit to find out more or visit our website www.nationalstar.org.

We use a variety of communication and engagement support methods. These are embedded across the curriculum and throughout the learners’ day to day activities and include, Intensive interaction, Makaton, PECS, Visual Timetable, Objects of Reference, AAC devices, Tablets and other assistive technology, specialist support from Speech and Language therapy, IT access and technical support for communication devices.

We offer information and advice and guidance using a number of different media and in different formats. Our website offers a good starting point and will signpost prospective students and their parents or carers to other sources of information. We support and facilitate an active Parent and Carer Forum within the college.

We have a transition team comprising of a careers advisor and housing specialist who work with learners and their Personalised Learning Mentors to plan for their future living and occupational destinations.

Prospective students are encouraged to attend a college visit day with their parents. Students are offered a multi-disciplinary assessment with their parents or main carer where they have the opportunity to meet with a variety of members of the college team. Learners are inducted into college over a number of days and careful consideration is given to the views and wishes of them and their parents. Parents are given contact details in college and frequency and method of communication is agreed at admission.

Supporting people with
Physical disability
Hearing impairment
Vision impairment
Challenging behaviour
Learning difficulty
Autistic Spectrum Condition
Communication impairment

Last checked on 24/11/2017

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