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About Us

Our school and college offer an individualised and flexible approach to placements. 38-week, day, extended day, weekly and termly boarding. 

We provide a living, working and learning environment that is comfortable, beautiful and natural, befitting of a home away from home with extensive SEND facilities. 

Students are encouraged and supported to become resourceful and caring individuals, to explore the world of feelings, behaviour and values. We focus on building confidence and skills in different environments and social groups, whilst also developing functional independence, in preparation for adult life.


Ethos and core values

The Sheiling Ringwood is a Camphill Community. It is committed to maintaining a therapeutic community environment that is based on the social and educational principles of Rudolf Steiner. Essential to these principles is the recognition that behind every disability each person’s human integrity and spiritual wholeness is inviolable. This means that every student, both because of and despite their disabilities, has something to give and something to learn in all of their relationships, with other children/young people, with staff, teachers, carers, friends and family. The Sheiling Ringwood strives to maximise the diverse social and educational opportunities of community living, within a safe and secure environment, as a stepping-stone for each student’s fulfilment of their potential. We believe that mutual recognition and acceptance, within a distinct community setting, enables both the individual independence and social connectedness that form the basis of growth and change. We believe that recognising each child’s/young adult’s human and spiritual integrity means to educate and care for the whole person, intellectually, morally and physically. Sheiling School and College seek to broaden each student’s horizons along with their confidence and ability to access the wider community beyond.


The Sheiling Special Education Trust is a non profit making limited company registered in the UK (No. 08116370) and a registered charity (No. 1149264)