Welcome to Kestrel House School


We are a small and friendly independent special school for pupils aged 5-16 years who have Autism, additional learning difficulties and complex needs. At Kestrel House we recognise and value pupils for their unique strengths and their contribution to our school community. We ensure that by following rigorous assessment we provide each child with an Autism friendly environment, an appropriate curriculum and Autism specific interventions to meet their needs and equip them for adult life.


Meet the Head teacher – Lorna Bailey

 It is my pleasure to welcome you to Kestrel House School, an Independent Special School for children and young people, aged 5-16, with a primary diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Continuum.

I bring with me a wealth of experience in both Mainstream and SEN settings, and have been a senior leader for over 15 years.  I thrive on seeing all learners make small steps towards progress and enjoy celebrating that progress with the school community and families.

At Kestrel House every learner is able to access daily personalised learning opportunities that ensure that our learners are happy and independent communicators.

I am extremely proud of every single person in the Kestrel House Teaching and Learning Community.  We put our children first and fully believe that through our passion and drive, our knowledge, skills and expertise, we can offer enriched learning opportunities which will allow them to learn and achieve outstanding outcomes.

I welcome all of our families to join myself and my team and to be part of what I believe is an incredible school.

So join us on our journey and I look forward to meeting you soon.

Lorna Davies-Bailey

'Staff understand each pupil’s unique and complex needs. They use this knowledge to plan bespoke activities that engage and motivate pupils in their learning.' (Ofsted 2019)