Aimee Wheeler

Rutherford School, part of The Garwood Foundation, is a specialist independent mixed day school for pupils between the ages of 3-19 years. The highly unique Rutherford School curriculum is designed to provide education in an integrated manner incorporating learning, therapy and health needs for pupils with profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD) which are compounded by a high degree of dependency, and who require very specialised management for physical disabilities, sensory impairment and complex medical needs.

Rutherford Life Skills Centre (on the same site), is a specialist provision for students with profound and multiple learning difficulties aged between 19-25 years. Our aim is to provide inclusive education to learners whose very special needs are compounded by a high level of dependency. The centre’s holistic approach facilitates learning that is supported and managed by a specialist range of therapies which address physical disabilities and sensory impairments.

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