Type of Provision:  Residential Children’s Homes, Independent Special School for children with autism and challenging behaviour.

Gender:  Mixed

Total No. of children’s homes & other services: 5 registered children’s homes (1 x Ofsted, 4 x CIW); 5 Registered schools (1 x Independent Special School – DFE Reg., 4 x Independent Special Schools – WAG Reg.)

Total No. of registered beds: 85

Size range of homes: 1 x 29 bed (Ofsted), 1 x 27 bed (CIW), 1 x 9 bed (CIW), 1 x 18 bed (CIW), 1 x 2 bed (CIW)

Age range on admission: 8-19

Specialist service:  Autism and needs associated with autism, challenging behaviours.

Other education provision: Strong links with local schools, colleges with academic and vocational courses and work experience employers.

Names & Qualifications:  All staff and management are professionally and/or vocationally qualified.

Registered School or other education provision:  Orbis Abbey Rose (Glos) DfE, Summergil (Powys) WAG, Ty Bronllys (Powys) WAG, Ty Coryton (Cardiff) WAG, Dan y Coed (Swansea) WAG

Therapeutic Provision:  Own clincial team providing a full range of therapies and behaviour support, based on the Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) model.


Orbis Education and Care is a provider of Autism services that span the South West of England and Wales. We have an excellent reputation for providing high quality education, care and therapeutic services working with children, and adults with Autism and needs associated with Autism.

Our primary aim is to provide a safe and secure environment that encourages individuality, confidence, self-esteem and lifelong learning. We aim to improve the quality of life for our children and adults by developing, nurturing and promoting independence. We offer flexible, family-friendly services that support the education, care and clinical needs of individuals: including learning disabilities and complex sensory, social and communication difficulties. The group comprises of specialist schools, residential homes, respite services and a unique work-skills centre, all of which is supported by an in-house clinical team, providing clinical and therapeutic intervention.

We make it an absolute priority that each and every person who walks through our doors feels welcome, cared for, safe and happy; and we believe that our pupils and residents have as much right to education, socially-valued lives and respect as anyone else.