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Oversands School

Oversands School is an independent, specialist residential and day school in rural Cumbria, providing high quality education for boys and girls aged between 8 and 19.  The school meets the needs of a diverse group of pupils with a range of behaviour, emotional and social special needs. The schools 24 hour curriculum develops resilience in young people through teaching the skills of emotional literacy and developing confidence and trust within a carefully structured environment.


Who to contact

Contact Name
Sarah Roscoe
Contact Position
015395 52397
015395 66081 (out of term)
Oversands School

Where to go

Oversands School
LA11 6SD

Other Details


Referral required
Referral Details

Oversands School operates a referral policy, usually initiated by the local authority.

But parents and carers are welcome to look round the school by contacting to arrange a visit

Other notes

Our education and care staff work in partnership with parents and other primary carers to give our students access to a broad and balanced curriculum including nationally accredited academic and vocational courses. For post-16 education, we have strong links with local colleges, where many of our pupils undertake external study. Teaching in school takes place in small classes with a maximum of 8 pupils and a high employee to pupil ratio, but personal growth and development is promoted around the clock.

Pupils also have access to Speech & Language therapy, integrated into classroom provision wherever possible, Educational Psychologist and CAMHS support and our Behavioural, Emotional and Social Therapeutic (BEST) curriculum. We promote healthy lifestyles and run an independent life skills programme.

Oversands offers on-site residential provision for up to 38 weeks of the year.  Thanks to our partnerships with several nearby Witherslack Group Childrens Homes: Cumbria View, Lakeland House, Orchard House and Woodlands, we are able to increase our existing boarding availability to include 52 week provision, offering excellent levels of staff communication and consistency for all aspects of a child’s wellbeing.


Local Offer

Contact Name
Sarah Roscoe
Contact Telephone
015395 52397
Contact Email
Local Offer
Local Offer Age Bands
Transitions to Adulthood(16+)
Primary (5-10 years)
Early Years (0-4 years)
Last updated: 10/12/2019
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