Inaura School

Inaura School

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  • Children / families
  • Education
  • Learning disabilities / difficulties
  • Young people

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Educational body
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Inaura's long term mission is to support education communities to include all the children in those communities in appropriate education, to develop and promote capacity and standards in alternative provision, and to develop and promote resources for educating children, professionals and families.


The Inaura School is an independent, co-educational special school for pupils who have complex emotional, social and mental health difficulties, learning difficulties and developmental disabilities. The school is located in the county of Somerset and includes four learning bases that service the southwest region including:  Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol, Devon, North Somerset, Somerset and Wiltshire.  Our Key Stage 2 learning base as well as our Forest School are located in Godney, Wells while our two Key Stage 3, 4 and 5 learning bases are located in Burrowbridge and East Huntspill.  All of our students have Education Health and Care Plans and are placed with us through their local authority.


We work with students with offending histories and those who have encountered behavioural challenges in mainstream, pupil referral units and other special school settings. Many of our students have experienced failure in multiple educational settings and therefore our approach encompasses a relational and non-coercive philosophy for teaching and learning. This philosophy focuses on building trust and systematically removing the barriers that pupils have previously encountered in their learning journeys.


The aim of the school is to re-engage our pupils in education, facilitate experiences of success, raise self-esteem, raise self-awareness and enable the young people in our care to realise independence in their own life. Our philosophy is rooted in the belief that every individual can learn and continues to learn throughout their lives.  We aim to facilitate in each student the excitement of discovery learning by providing authentic learning experiences, stimulating projects, differentiated instruction, therapeutic opportunities and compassion.  Our learner-centred approaches empower students to process what they have learnt, make connections to other strands of real-life information and sustain meaningful and appropriate social connections with peers. Inaura’s highest priority is to keep our students safe. We aim for all of our students to be healthy and happy while inspiring them to overcome personal obstacles that prevent them from learning.


In+aura - Our name means 'radiance piercing the darkness within'


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