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St Catherine’s is a national charity working with children and young people with speech, language and communication disabilities. Our residential centre on the Isle of Wight encompasses a specialist school and further education centre, intensive speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, excellent residential facilities and The Worx, a comprehensive vocational training project. We also provide outreach support to mainstream schools, voluntary organisations, parents and families.
Our children and young people, aged 11 to 19 years of age, come from across the UK and sometimes from abroad. St Catherine’s provides an integrated programme of both education and language therapy to help each of its pupils reach their potential, and lead independent lives. Each has his/her own individual educational programme integrating learning and language therapy. This work is supported by our care, occupational therapy and medical teams. Our holistic approach ensures that each and every learner has access to high quality learning and personal development relevant to their needs.