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Brantwood Specialist School - day and residential education and care in Sheffield and South Yorkshire for young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEN)


About us

Brantwood Specialist School is situated in Nether Edge, Sheffield and provides daytime only or residential school placements to boys and girls aged 7-19 and respite care.

We have expertise in working with children with complex special educational needs or learning disabilities whose needs cannot be met elsewhere for example:


• Autistic Spectrum Condition
• Children displaying signs of autism or  autistic traits (with or without an autism diagnosis)
• Asperger’s or high functioning autism
• Attention and concentration difficulties
• Attachment and anxiety related difficulties
• Children and young people deemed hard to engage including those with ‘school phobia’


Brantwood Specialist School offers the opportunity for children with special needs to learn and grow within a holistic, inclusive educational framework. The practical, hands-on activities are underpinned by the content and assessment criteria of the National Curriculum and supported by individual therapies.  We believe that education is about developing the whole person, by meeting the physical, emotional, spiritual and social, as well as their academic and learning needs. We are committed to making a positive impact on young people’s lives and helping them to become the person they want to be.


Ofsted Rating and Reports

Brantwood is inspected by Ofsted for both its Educational and Social Care provision.

To view our latest Education report  please click here

To view our latest Social Care report  please click here.


Want to know more about us?

Please contact our Admissions Team on 0114 250 0036 or email:

You can download our latest Prospectus here. We have open evenings every Thursday at 5.00pm during term time and hold regular parent coffee mornings and other events.

You can find our Admissions Policy here on this page.

The school’s alternative approach to education has led to improved attendance, better behaviour and more positive attitudes to learning than in students’ recent past.’ Ofsted 2012


Brantwood Specialist School is part of Ruskin Mill Trust

Ruskin Mill Trust is a leading independent provider of specialist care and education for young people and adults with learning and complex co-morbid needs including autism / ASD, Asperger syndrome, behavioural, social and emotional difficulties, mental health problems, self-harm, epilepsy, dyspraxia and other special educational needs (SEN).

We welcome applications from throughout the UK.

Currently working with a large number of local authorities, the Trust has been providing specialist Education, Health & Care for young people for over 25 years. Our pioneering method of ‘Practical Skills Therapeutic Education’ is recognised internationally and has helped transform the lives of hundreds of young people.


Ruskin Mill Trust has worked with the following Local Authorities -
each links to their respective Special Educational Needs (SEN) section:

Barnet Council Haringey Council Reading Borough Council
Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council Hertfordshire County Council Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council
Bath and North East Somerset Council Hounslow Council Salford City Council
Birmingham City Council Kent County Council Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
Bracknell Forest Council Kingston-Upon-Thames Borough Council Sheffield City Council
Bristol City Council Lambeth Council Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council
Bromley Council Leeds City Council Somerset County Council
Buckinghamshire County Council Leicester City Council South Gloucestershire Council
Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council Leicestershire County Council St Helens Council
Cambridgeshire County Council Lewisham Council Staffordshire County Council
Cardiff Council Lincolnshire County Council Suffolk County Council
Central Bedfordshire Council London Borough of Hillingdon Surrey County Council
Cheshire West & Chester London Borough of Redbridge Swindon Borough Counci
Cornwall Council London Borough of Richmond upon Thames Telford & Wrekin Council
Derby City Council Luton Borough Council Torbay Council
Derbyshire County Council Medway Council Tower Hamlets Council
Devon County Council Norfolk County Council Trafford Council
Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council North Lincolnshire Council Walsall Council
Dorset County Council North Somerset Council Warwickshire County Council
Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council Northamptonshire County Council West Sussex County Council
Ealing Council Northumberland County Council Wiltshire Council
East Sussex County Council Oxfordshire County Council Wokingham Borough Council
Essex County Council Pembrokeshire County Council Wolverhampton City Council
Gloucestershire County Council Peterborough City Council Worcestershire County Council
Greenwich Council Powys  County Council  
Hampshire County Council    

The Trust


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