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Stepping Stones school


Mark and I spent the day at Stepping Stones school, Hindhead, Surrey. This is a new school built in and around a disused church specifically designed for children with Hemiplegia (see Hemi Help). As you might imagine, much of the church has had to remain in place, including the wooden stage area and stone work, which adds real character to the character of the school.

Mark and I have been working on this new school project for the last 4 months or so and have seen the school develop tremendously during this time. They are now very very close to completion of Phase 1. The children's facilities are fantastic, multi-function rooms cater for children cooking, design & technology, physio-therapy, research, and quiet/collaborative work spaces.

The outdoor area provides a mix of sunny/shady spaces with tables for eating outside, spaces to play, explore.

I met the two pupils - both were absolutely delightful and were very excited about their first day at this new school. They couldn't wait for the computers to arrive.

Ultralab's role has been to identify and specify the technology, (computers, wireless, printers, scanners, networking) for the school. More work to do yet!


This sounds a fantastic project, though I'm not sure I understand exactly.... will there be only two pupils there? However many children there are, the facility sounds wonderful and particularly being purpose designed, if not purpose built, will I'm sure ensure the children's specific needs can be met. I wasn't aware of the condition hemiplegia, so it was interesting and insightful to read the link you provided Jonathan. Thankyou.

No, the intention is to cater for upto 25 pupils. With building work still being done, it wouldn't be practical allow more kids to enroll currently. My understanding is that the school roll will increase during this year, following several planned Open Days and Summer Schools that they hope to run.

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