special educational school kent

Special educational needs school

ISP school strives to help each and every single one of our pupils to reach their potential in a safe and supportive learning environment.

Situated on a tranquil farm in Kent, ISP school provides specialist education for 7-16 year olds with social, emotional, and mental health difficulties (SEMH), communication and interaction, cognition, and learning needs.

The school offers a safe, calm and nurturing learning environment in which pupils are supported to reach their potential. Our holistic, therapeutic approach promotes positive relationships, self-discipline, self-esteem, and resilience, enabling pupils to make excellent progress in line with their learning needs and individual starting points. We are attachment and trauma-informed, so we work sensitively to enable pupils to feel safe, included within the school community, and attend regularly.

Pupils benefit from small, friendly classes – no more than 7 pupils per class – where Teachers and Progress Engagement Guides (PEGs) build trusting relationships, which form the basis for our way of working. Our professional team acknowledges the uniqueness of each pupil by identifying individual strengths and needs and differentiating the curriculum accordingly.  

Special Educational Needs (SEN)

We offer a safe and nurturing environment that enables pupils to achieve their potential. Our empathetic staff team works closely with pupils to build trusting relationships, which form the basis for everything that we do. Every pupil benefits from the whole school and individualised support for their special educational needs.

Pupils' needs are regularly reviewed by the SEN team, which includes the Head Teacher, SENCo, and Speech and Language Therapist, and interventions are delivered by all staff in the school.

Personalised curriculum

Our curriculum challenges and extends our learners, enabling them to develop their personal, emotional, social, and academic skills and knowledge.

We offer a highly innovative and personalised curriculum that is tailored to individual pupil's needs and provides pathways that enable a smooth transition to higher education, training and apprenticeships.

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special educational needs school kent

"My child has come on in leaps and bounds at ISP school. The teachers are so helpful and very caring and always keep me in the loop on a daily basis. I cannot say enough good things about this school."


Head Teacher

Carole Cox

Chair of Governors

Jacqui Ward


Polaris Community CEO Jo August