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Over the last 13 years since Kedleston Group was formed, we’ve had an exciting time which has seen grow steadily, adding schools and homes to our family of services across the UK.

Since establishing our group in 2006 and and acquiring Wings School Cumbria in 2006, we have extended our family of residential schools, day schools and children’s homes until it is, as it is today, a team of 12 – with our 13th school set to open during our 13th birthday year.

As well as acquiring schools with a similar ethos to our own and building brand new schools we have also evolved our existing schools to meet specific local need. We’ve created bespoke suites to support young people with an autism spectrum condition within both Leaways School – Hackney and Olsen House School – Sefton as well as creating Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 provisions within our Arc Schools - Warwickshire.

Our timeline shows our exciting journey from acquiring Wings Cumbria right through to our latest school opening, Arc Oakbridge School in Birmingham. Download a copy of the timeline.

MAY 2006
Kedleston is born!  We want to create schools where all children can have a great education, no matter what their challenges are.

APR 2007
Wings School Cumbria becomes part of the Kedleston family.

APR 2008
The Arc Schools – Napton and Old Arley join the Kedleston family. The site for Arc School Ansley is bought.

SEPT 2009
Day school Arc School Ansley opens

JAN 2010
Wings School Notts opens to offer residential and day support for children with social, emotional and mental health needs

JAN 2012
Leaways School London opens – this day school will, over time, grow to include a specialist ASC suite and primary provision.

JAN 2013
Wood Grove becomes our first children’s home to open.

APR 2013
Olsen House School, in Liverpool, joins the Kedleston family.  It will soon include the Bluebird unit – a specialist ASC suite.

APR 2015
High Peak School is created by Kedleston to become our third combined residential and day school.

OCT 2015
We add to our children’s homes with the opening of Heysham House in Lancashire.

DEC 2015
Leaways School officially opens ARC, its dedicated autism spectrum condition provision.

FEB 2017
Olsen House School officially opens Bluebird, its dedicated autism spectrum condition provision.

JAN 2018
Our first specialist autism school, Brookways School in Sutton, opens its doors.

OCT 2018
Brookways is joined by our second specialist autism school Arc Oakbridge School, in Birmingham!

MAY 2019
We become a teenager! Happy 13th Birthday Kedleston Group!

MAY 2020
Our projected date for our 13th service which will open in Bury – watch this space.