Westbourne School

Westbourne School will support boys and girls between 11 and 18 years of age who have social, emotional and mental health needs.

Many of the children we support will also have an autism spectrum condition, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and additional communication needs. Whatever the needs of the children who come to Westbourne School, we will always seek to develop their innate potential within.

As a brand new school, our students will benefit from state-of-the-art facilities that have been specifically designed with their needs in mind. In addition to spacious well-equipped classrooms, we are fortunate enough to have specialist vocational training units where pupils can develop very practical skills alongside their academic studies.

We will take time to get to know our children and understand their individual situations, so we can put in place the right package of care for them. The aspiration we have is that every child attending Westbourne School will achieve the very best qualifications they can and be well prepared for the next stage of their life, be it in education, training or employment.

We look forward to welcoming you to Westbourne School.

Leo Guy,
Head teacher

Take a tour.

We warmly welcome you to have a tour of the school at our open day on

28th November from 11am until 2pm

To book your place please email Hannah Fellows on h.fellows@acorncare.co.uk  

Meet the Head

Leo Guy 

Headteacher Leo brings with him extensive experience from his time as deputy head at The Grange, a fellow school within the Acorn Care network. While at The Grange, Leo helped to deliver exceptional care for the children, which was recognised with outstanding Ofsted outcomes.

After qualifying as a PE teacher, Leo’s passion for education was really ignited when he began working with children who had social, emotional and mental health needs. Leo’s philosophy for education revolves around creating the optimum environment in which children are supported in every area of their life.

Leo believes the relationship between staff and pupils is key to their success. He is relentless in his desire to see the children at Westbourne School develop a passion for learning alongside the social and emotional skills they need to succeed in life.

Westbourne School – At A Glance…


How old are the children at Westbourne School? We support boys and girls from 11-18 years of age.

How many children attend? The school provides places for up to 49 children.

Where is the school located? Westbourne School is a brand new school in Sutton-in-Ashfield, just 16 miles north of Nottingham City Centre.

How long is the school year? The school year follows the same 39-week timetable as mainstream schools within the area.

What special needs do children at Westbourne School have? All the children who attend the school will have social, emotional and mental health needs. Many will have an autism spectrum condition or additional learning or communication difficulties too.

How far do children travel to attend the school? The majority of children at Westbourne School live within an hour’s drive from the school.

What extra support is provided? Our multi-disciplinary team consists of teachers, teaching assistants and external therapists who support our children who have specific needs. We also have a family liaison officer who works directly with our children’s families and carers.

What facilities are available onsite? Westbourne School has modern, spacious classrooms with dedicated science, art, and catering facilities. In addition, pupils benefit from purpose-built vocational training units and a multi-use games area outside.

More Info

Please download our brochure or book your place on our open day for more information on Westbourne School.