St. John’s School and College is a non-maintained residential and day special school, and independent specialist college, based in Seaford and Brighton. St. John’s is also a registered learning disability charity that raises funds for the various projects and initiatives accessed by our young people.
They support, educate and care for young people from all walks of life, aged 7-25, who have complex learning disabilities and special needs. They currently benefit the lives of over 100 learners with autistic spectrum conditions, Downs Syndrome, Asperger’s Syndrome, severe communication difficulties and rarer diagnoses.
Their many personalised curriculum, residential services and work based learning programmes cater for young people whose learning needs are often too complex for mainstream educational settings to support. They offer these young people the chance to gain independence, become part of their local community and develop the skills and opportunities necessary to lead happy, fulfilled lives.
St. John’s received a very generous grant of £5,000 from The DM Thomas Foundation for Young People. This was to support our work with learning disabled young people by purchasing vital disability equipment and educational resources. They are hugely grateful for the foundation’s support and as a result it genuinely helped improve the educational progression of all our learners, now and for generations to come.
They said: “We are very excited to be part of the #IamABLE Campaign 2016 and applaud the work of the Foundation”.