The Loddon School® was established by Marion Cornick MBE in 1988 as a charitable trust to provide a much needed school in the South of England for children who can no longer live at home because of their exceptional support needs. The Loddon School® is both home and school for 28 children who have the most severe and complex learning difficulties. Many children also have additional problems associated with autism and epilepsy, including self-injury, aggression and disruptive behaviour.

The children live at the school 52 weeks a year so The Loddon School® is a home which provides education, leisure, play, outings and holidays. All children live in small family groups with their own staff who are responsible for their care and support programme and their social development.


We are a unique school serving students aged 8-19. Each day our students receive a high quality educational provision delivered through the immensely capable and effective hands of our staff through The PLLUSS Curriculum® a highly functional curriculum providing the students with their pathway to a fulfilling life. We understand each young person as an individual. We do not try to fit young people into what “we do”,  we build their educational curriculum around them.

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It should fill you with confidence that you are choosing an organisation with a pedigree in the highest standards of care. The fact that Loddon are the pioneers behind the PROACT-SCIPr-UK® training course speaks for itself.


We hope you enjoy finding out about our school. We welcome visitors to look around, and would be happy to arrange this for you.

Dr Gill Barrett

PhD, MEd, NPQH, PGCE, BA (Hons)