We are 13!
Kedleston Group is celebrating becoming a teenager. The group turned 13 in May 2019 and there will be a year-long celebration.
The group is one of the UK’s leading specialist education providers and has supported hundreds of young people in its 12 specialist residential and day schools and children’s homes across England.
Kedleston Group supports young people with social, emotional and mental health difficulties as well as those with an autism spectrum condition and complex support needs.
It was formed in 2006 by Chief Executive Paul Brosnan and Chief Financial Officer Tony Hurran and soon acquired Wings School Cumbria, a residential school in the North West.
The group has grown steadily since then, evolving to meet local needs through the acquisition of schools with a similar ethos of success for young people faced with challenges and through the building of brand new schools in areas of need.
Paul Brosnan said: “We realise not everyone celebrates their 13th birthday, but we think this is a significant milestone and becoming a teenager is as important for us as it is for the young people we support in our schools and homes.
“It’s a great opportunity for us to look back at all we have achieved over the last 13 years, as well as look at how we continue to innovate for the future. Our 13th birthday year will culminate in the opening of our 13th school, which will also be in the North-West.
“We have innovated, evolved and created our schools and homes to meet the changing needs of those who commission our services, but most importantly to meet the individual needs of the young people and their families. It’s been an honour to see so many of them go on to further education, training and employment and to make successes of their lives and we know it will continue to be a privilege to help them achieve their potential as we continue to grow.”