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School and education resource centre

At our Surrey campus, we educate and care for almost 200 children and young people severely affected by epilepsy and associated conditions.

The techniques that we have developed from over a century of experience enable us to achieve amazing outcomes for these children.

Some would potentially not be alive today without our medical expertise and specialist care. We are unique; no other facility in the UK provides this level of integrated care and education.

Families can feel reassured that their child is in the safest hands and will experience an enriching education and vastly improved quality of life.

New challenges

The children referred to us are increasingly displaying more complex disabilities, learning difficulties and behaviour patterns, plus associated conditions such as autism spectrum disorder.

The current school is spread over several buildings, many of which have corridors too narrow to allow disabled children and their equipment, sufficient space. Inadequate ceilings are not strong enough for hoists for non-weight bearing children and wheelchair access is difficult in places.

Our current school facility is simply not fit for purpose which means we may have to turn students away.

Help us change this

We are in the final stage of an amazing and ambitious appeal to build a new Education Resource Centre for the children at St Piers School. You can help us get to the end and open the doors in time for Spring Term 2016.

The new centre will have specifically tailored facilities for young people with complex needs. We will also use this amazing new facility to undertake pioneering research into the barriers that epilepsy has on educational attainment.

Give the school children a school designed for them

New School and Education Resource Centre

We are caring for children with increasingly complex needs, this means the proposed centre will:

  • Continue to deliver exceptional education and care for children with severe epilepsy, and other neurological conditions with disabilities, including autism.
  • Provide a cornerstone for research into educational attainment for young people with epilepsy throughout the UK.


Around 50% of children and young people with epilepsy underachieve compared to their IQ level.

The new facility will provide the infrastructure for the research team to work closely with the education and therapy teams to study the barriers to educational attainment. This means we will be able to produce best practice models for schools throughout the UK.

Feedback from parents

Quote Icon My daughter absolutely loves sixth form and is so enthusiastic when talking about school and what she has learnt. She is constantly challenged and enjoys her success.

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Misdiagnosis rates in the United Kingdom are between 20–31%.

Cyber EssentialsFundraising RegulatorYoung Epilepsy is the operating name of The National Centre for Young People with Epilepsy (NCYPE).
Registered Charity number 311877 (England and Wales)

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