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.

Exciting New development

June 2012

Turnstone house, a brand new 52 week school and children’s home for boys and girls is planned to open in September 2012, expanding the excellent and innovative work of SES.

Turnstone Houses


SES is planning to open a brand new facility called Turnstone House on the border of Norfolk and Suffolk. It will build on the high quality reputation already developed at Avocet House for innovative and outstanding work with children and families.

Turnstone House occupies a Grade 2 listed country house in 7 acres of parkland. Initially it will have space for 8 children with phase two of the development seeing a stable block annexe being renovated and extended to provide further space potentially for two or three independent living places. The house itself and its residential annexe will retain all the virtues of a domestic, family environment created at Avocet House.

Most excitingly Turnstone House will have a purpose built, single storey, eco-friendly, sedum roofed, state of the art Learning Centre looking out over the grounds and lake. There couldn’t be better outlook (or a more therapeutic one!) for a work environment.