COVID 19 UPDATE: Avocet House and Turnstone House remain open throughout the Covid 19 epidemic, all necessary precautions are being taken to ensure the safety of our young people, staff and visitors.  Referrals continue to be accepted and any enquiries should be referred to the Principal, Vicki Collings.

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SES Kite commenced on 4 September 2020 providing a new provision for post 18 year olds.


The company, formed by Jon Lees and Steve Lord, opened its first establishment, Avocet House, in Norfolk in April 2005, providing high quality residential care and education with a difference.

SES Ltd was conceived around a passionate conviction: all children, regardless of past difficulties and traumas, have the internal resources, however fragmented, to manage successful transitions to independence and educational achievement given appropriate support. They may well also have previously undiscovered gifts and talents that can be developed.

Most in need of this faith and belief are those children who are in 52 week care with the highest needs and most complex situations.

Having had a successful track record in working with children with special educational needs in the maintained residential special school sector, Steve and Jon saw great potential for innovation and development of their vision through an independent company where the “no limits” thinking could be applied