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Principal's Door

Principal's Door

Welcome to Hope House School and Vacation Centre. I am delighted that you have chosen to look around our website - we are very proud of our school and all that it offers our children and young people.

It seems a long time since I first walked on to our present site. It was derelict and myself and two volunteers literally had to dig a path to the gate through mountains of soil that had been dumped there. It has been a long hard struggle but I was determined to create a school where children with autism could feel safe and secure, and where we could help to transform their lives.

We have come a long since then! Our totally renovated buildings provide a wonderful low-stimulus learning environment where children can thrive and ultimately fulfil their potential. Our beautiful grounds offer space and a sense of calm that visitors often remark upon and our Animal Unit provides therapy and companionship for children, staff and visitors alike.

We now have twenty-five amazing children and young people on roll with approximately one hundred and twenty who access our Clubs and Befriending service. I finally feel that I have achieved what I set out to do!

Please enjoy browsing our website and if you would like any further information on placements, job opportunities or anything else, then please do not hesitate to get in touch with me or a member of my team.


Terri Westmoreland

Founder and Principal