Skip to main content



Small Haven School - Independent Special Needs School

'We empower and educate young people to realise their full potential'

Small Haven School is a very small school which specializes in working with students who have emotional, social and behavioural difficulties (ESBD). It aims to work in a therapeutic manner. Small Haven School is registered with the DfES as an Independent Special School and has Approved status. Ofsted are directly responsible for inspecting standards within the school.

The school has a highly dedicated staff team working in our small campus. This provides a safe environment for students who previously may have experienced insecurity and failure in other educational settings.

Small Haven School is registered for up to 36 students aged between 6 and 19 years across KS1/KS2, KS3/KS4 and Post 16. The school keeps vulnerable students safe and provides a nurturing environment based on sound routines and structures. Combined with high expectations and individual attention we provide students with the opportunities to increase self-awareness and confidence and the chance to work towards their full academic and social potential. We have links with local mainstream and special schools and provide careful, successful integration programmes with them.

We work in partnership with parents, carers and children and pride ourselves on our good communication with them and with other associated organisations and professionals. The work of the school is underpinned by an ethos of positive expectations and mutual respect.

NASS logo  

Small Haven School | 146 Newington Road | Ramsgate | Kent | CT12 6PT | 01843 597088