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.

Download our Covid 19 Action Plan for further information and for details of our remote education offer.


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

Gardening continues, whatever the weather!

February 2021

Despite some extreme weather conditions we have continued to grow vegetables in the poly tunnel. Kale, cauliflower, carrots, herbs and onions have all been harvested and used for meals in the house. We have been busy planting trees and have so far planted 30 of the 100 we received, including wild cherry, oak, field maple, rowan, apple, hawthorn, dogwood and elder. Following all the hard work in the garden work last year, we won the… Continue Reading

Assault course fun!

September 2020

At the beginning of September several of the adults and young people set off on a mission to complete a 1km assault course in the woods. After a practice run it got competitive Continue Reading

‘Attitude’ Festival 2020!

July 2020

The second on-site camping festival was held at Turnstone House this year. All the young people and five adults successfully pitched their own tents (and kept them fantastically neat!), then camped out for Continue Reading

Driving ambition

June 2020

One of our young people started off-road driving lessons in February with an instructor from Pro-Driver Training. He attended four lessons before the Coronavirus outbreak, and has completed a number of manoeuvres such Continue Reading

Turnstone House Gardening Group

May 2020

Gardening lessons began in early spring 2019 and a raised bed was built to hold all the herbs, salad and vegetables to be grown in addition to the ‘allotment area’ for fruit and Continue Reading

Snowdon adventure!

October 2019

In September 2019, three young people from Turnstone House were able to take part in an experience that took each individual outside of their comfort zones. They were joined by two young people Continue Reading