Welcome to Overley Hall School

Overley Hall School in Shropshire is an independent, residential special school and children’s home. We provide education and care for children and young adults aged from eight to nineteen years who have a range of complex needs, including autism and learning disabilities.

We are dedicated to offering every student a wide variety of good quality experiences, through which we nurture each individual’s progress towards their personal potential and level of independence. This is done through the delivery of a specialised waking day curriculum and in close partnerships with parents, carers and a range of professionals.

Overley Hall’s main residential school and home site is registered for twenty two children and young adults. Our approach is to keep class and home groups small with the aim of sensitively accommodating young people who have a range of complex needs. Some of whom found larger schools and class groups challenging or overwhelming. We are dedicated to providing a calm environment, high staffing ratios and a consistent approach across the school and home settings in order to support every individual to develop and thrive. We assist all students to acquire a range of skills and to safely access a variety of experiences, both on site and in the wider community. This is done in order to encourage each young person to fulfil their own potential and to enjoy life.


Overley Hall staff are proud and committed to working together with students, parents and professionals to achieve the best possible outcomes for our young people. Through a committed and person-centred approach we can help reduce the barriers to learning, raise self-esteem, nurture aspiration and support active engagement in a curriculum for life.

Policies, Procedures and Statement of Purpose

To download a selection of our core policies and procedures please go to our Key Information page.

In addition, all of our policies are available on request from the main school office in digital or print format.