We are extending the offering we provide at Nugent House School with eight mixed residential placements for children and young people with emotional behaviour and mental health needs within our beautiful, leafy grounds in Billinge.

24 Hour support, 295 days a year

Our approach is to provide our young people with a secure, stable and caring environment where they are encouraged to develop personally and academically through our specialist therapeutic residential support.

We will be providing a maximum of 295 days of highly individualised support for children and young people staying within our houses, on a flexible basis, allowing for phased support & respite during holiday periods. As our school and residential area are both located on our Billinge site, a dedicated staff team will be able to give each young person consistent support with their daily routine, from breakfast to school to bedtime and throughout the night.

An example of what a day of support might look like during the week:

  • Morning: 7am to 8:30am – Wake up to get showered and changed, have breakfast and head over to our onsite school.
  • School Day: 8:30am to 2:40pm.
  • Afternoons: 2:40pm to 5:30pm – return to your bedroom to prepare for extra-curricular activities. This could include acquiring a skill, team sports or stretching yourself in yoga.
  • Evening: 5:30pm to 8:30pm – Help to prepare and enjoy dinner time, have a homework session with staff and take part in an activity with other young people within the houses.
  • Bed time: Lights out is according to age to ensure everyone receives enough rest for the next day.

On weekends, our young people will be able to decide on activities and days out that they would like to go on. They can also visit our onsite entertainment hub for a range of activities including watching a movie on the projector screen, having their nails painted in the pamper room, and building Lego in the games room.

A warm and welcoming environment

Our two boarding houses located on the extensive grounds of Nugent House School include four ensuite single bedrooms, each of which can be personalised with the young person’s own posters, pictures and photos. There is also a kitchen/diner and lounges for relaxing, watching tv or reading.

The modern residential areas have been decorated to ensure the young people living in them will feel safe and relaxed; giving them a homely setting for the time they spend there.

The home also benefits from an enclosed rear garden and children have access to extensive outdoor space including a multi-sports all-weather sports pitch, tennis courts, table tennis, a large horticultural garden and nearby off-site cycling paths.

Curriculum at Nugent House School

Nugent House School has a fantastic Ofsted rating of Good, with a team around the child approach. The school provides education on site for 38 weeks of the year for all pupils, aged 7 to 19, who have additional social, emotional and/or mental health conditions.

Dedicated staff work within an ethos of adaptable care, education and therapy. Through this supportive environment, children can begin to develop self-respect and self-confidence.

The person-centred process Nugent House School provides can offer our pupils:

  • Individual personalised curriculum
  • Full National Curriculum
  • Nurture Curriculum at Key Stages – 2, 3, 4 and 5
  • Asdan offered along with Entry Level Certificates and a range of AQA Unit Awards.
  • External accreditation including GCSE.
  • Access to local colleges to extend the curriculum into vocational subjects for pupils in Years 12 – 14.

Find out more about Nugent House School by visiting the curriculum page

Keeping Families Connected

We understand how important it is for those staying with us to maintain family relationships as much as possible. The children and young people are welcome to visit their families and their home setting when they wish to, by arrangement and support by the staff team.

The aim of the residential placements is to help provide respite for parents/ the main caregiver while the young person receives consistent quality of care that prepares them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life.