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.

Staff Case Studies

Head of Education

The early part of my teaching career was spent delivering examination-based courses to young people within the 14-19 age range. In recent years I have been working as a Head of School at Continue Reading

Principal (Avocet House)

I joined Specialist Education Services as a Deputy Care Manager in April 2005 when the company opened its first establishment, Avocet House. I was excited and inspired by the company’s vision and ‘no Continue Reading

Deputy Care Manager

I was previously employed as a Learning Support Assistant in a high school, supporting teenagers with learning and behavioural difficulties. I had always worked with younger children before this, having been a Deputy Continue Reading

Executive Principal SES

Following five successful and enjoyable years teaching in a residential special school in Norwich, I was thrilled to be given the opportunity of becoming the Head of Education at Avocet House in 2005. Continue Reading