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Welcome to Samuel Pepys

Samuel Pepys School is an Area Special School and a Specialist School for Cognition and Learning. As such, we offer a full range of opportunities for children and students with special needs aged from 2 – 19 years.  We concentrate on providing for individual needs so that all students can be encouraged to reach their full potential. Whatever their special educational needs, we can assure you that your child will be well looked after by our dedicated, committed and very skilful staff. Prospective parents and students are welcome to visit the school at any time. Please phone the school office to make an appointment.

About us

We are a school committed to life long learning and we believe that education for our students includes not only the subjects of the national curriculum but most importantly communication and life skills.We aim therefore, to teach the students the skills necessary for self-care and living that others may take for granted. We want our students to become successful members of the wider community. We actively promote inclusive educational opportunities for students from our school and mainstream schools to share, ensuring that there is a close partnership between ourselves and the wider educational community.

Facilities available

Our school offers a wide range of excellent facilities including


music therapy

play therapy

soft play

sensory rooms

specialist classrooms

ICT suite

Additional support

Students across Post 16 continue to have access to relevant therapies which they may have accessed previously.  Where needed we will refer students to appropriate therapies whilst they are in Post 16. 

Our students continue to access and have support from;


  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Music therapy

Learner success

The Post 16 programme is provided in our Post 16B building and also in association with Ernulf. Some students may spend all or part of their school day based at the school with work planned and taught by Samuel Pepys staff in our classroom there. Links are made with Ernulf Sixth Form. Students follow a course that continues the achievement of accreditation within the ASDAN programme.

Other accredited courses suited to the individual needs and abilities of the students are offered, for example Functional Skills in Numeracy, Literacy and ICT.

Students based full-time at Ernulf enjoy the same facilities as the rest of the 6th Form and are have opportunities to integrate. This link allows our students to continue to have their individual needs met but also to enjoy the company and example of a much larger peer group in an atmosphere more suited to their age.

Students based in Samuel Pepys Post 16 Centre enjoy all the facilities of the main school yet enjoy the opportunity to have “moved on” from 5-16 school.

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Samuel Pepys directly.

Last updated date: 27 March 2014

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