Eden School

Eden School in Macclesfield, Cheshire, is a bespoke school offering tailored curriculums for up to 8 pupils with ASD/PDA/SEMH/SPD and Anxiety.
“Parents and carers cannot thank staff enough for giving their children ‘hope for the future’”, Ofsted

Head of School - Jen Lamidey

Jen (pictured far right) was previously the head of English at a large special school before taking this lead role.

Jen is passionate and excited about bespoke education tailored to the needs of young people.

Email address: jen.lamidey@family-care.co.uk

Our Mission Statements

“To be the best you can be”

“Healing pasts, building futures”

Name of Proprietor: Family Care Group

Head of Education: Sarah Earing

Eden School

Eden School provides bespoke, individualised education for young people aged 6-16 with negative views of school.

Based in Macclesfield, we support children who may have been out of education for significant amounts of time.  The children attending Eden School have EHC Plans and present with needs such as autism, high levels of anxiety and sensory processing disorders.

The school is registered to support young people with learning difficulties (LD), mild learning difficulties (MLD), and social, emotional and mental health needs (SEMH).

Our primary goal is to help children be the best they can be.  To do this we create personalised education and behavioural plans and develop bespoke curriculums, based on a young person’s EHC Plan.

Full list of Ofsted report available here.

No formal complaints recorded in the year 2020/21.

Bespoke Curriculum

We are seeing pupils who have previously struggled in education start to thrive, with a curriculum that is based around their individual needs.

Pupils are involved in shaping their own curriculum which improves pupil engagement with their learning.  The curriculum is delivered in a cross curricular way with digital technology playing an important part.  

iPads are used regularly and film-making technologies such as ‘green screen’ and ‘stop motion animation’ are used to enhance the teaching of English.

Supporting the wellbeing of each pupil is a core part of what we do, and therapeutic approaches are integral to the culture at Eden School.  A key aim for us is enabling pupils to develop their emotional literacy and social skills alongside their academic skills.  This enables pupils to begin to self-regulate their behaviours and take responsibility for their own learning.

Bespoke Curriculum

Supporting pupils to take an active part in the wider community and to develop their life skills are important elements of our teaching.  

Learning regularly takes place outside the classroom and this serves to enhance the curriculum and support pupils to develop their social skills and self-esteem.

For more information contact Jen Lamidey – Head Teacher on 07341569410 / 01625 704390 or email jen.lamidey@family-care.co.uk

For an early conversation regarding admissions for the upcoming term please contact Sarah Earing our Head of Education on 07583 988672 or email eden.school@family-care.co.uk

Eden School Policies

Term Times

Term times for Eden School are highlighted below.  For school closures or other announcements, parents will receive email notifications and texts. 

We also post updates on our Facebook page which you can follow here.

Autumn Term 2022

Open: 05 September
Close: 14 October

Half Term: 17 October to 28 October

Open: 31 October
Close: 16 December

Christmas Hols: 19 December to 30 December

Spring Term 2023

Open: 03 January
Close: 17 February

Half Term: 20 February to 24 February

Open: 27 February
Close: 31 March

Easter Hols: 03 April to 14 April

Summer Term 2023

Open: 17 April
Close: 25 May

Half Term: 26 May to 02 June

Open: 05 June
Close: 26 July

Summer Hols: 27 July to TBC

Other Closed Dates

Bank Holidays: All bank holidays including May Day (01 May 2023).

PD Days (x5): 01 September, 02 September and 26 May.

The remaining two PD days will be taken as twilight sessions across the academic year.

Young person receiving SEN education in Macclesfield

Eden School

Eden School,
76 Chelford Road,
SK10 3LQ

Ofsted 2019

“Parents and carers who spoke with the inspector felt that the school had made an immeasurable difference to their children. Parents commented that the work of the school had been ‘life changing’ for their children and for them. 

The comment, ‘Eden has unlocked my child’s potential and given my child back their life,’ was a typical sentiment from parents. 

The behaviour of pupils is outstanding.  Considering the difficulties that pupils have in managing their behaviour, pupils conduct themselves extremely well around school.  The school is typically a calm, orderly place, where pupils feel protected and able to learn.”

Head of Education - Sarah Earing

Eden School is a relatively new and exciting development for Family Care.  As we do at Access School, we aim to maximise the learning potential of all children that we have the pleasure of teaching.  

Our staff are highly experienced in working with children with special educational needs which impacts greatly on children’s learning in Eden’s quiet and unique setting.

In conjunction with the Head Teacher for Eden School, I will develop the provision for Eden School through a creative, nurturing and therapeutic curriculum tailored to each individual student’s academic, social and emotional need. Pupils are taught by qualified and highly skilled staff and they have routine access to two senior therapists who will advise on our therapeutic provision.