Principal: Paul Cook
Chair: Ian Pursglove
Phone: 024 7646 1231

College Overview

Hereward College is a national college for people with disabilities and additional needs based in Coventry. It offers learners a varied curriculum that focuses on skills for independent living and employment.

The college provides study programmes, learning experiences, and award-winning work placement opportunities for young people (age 16-25) with complex disabilities and learning difficulties. We specialise in supporting day and residential learners who have a range of needs including autism, physical difficulties, profound and multiple learning difficulties, and complex disabilities.

With a person-centred approach, which is destination-led, learners follow a study programme designed to meet their needs and support progression. There is a real focus on employability, and every learner has access to work experience opportunities linked to their learning. Learners also have the opportunity to take part in Hereward’s supported internship study programme with one of the college’s partner employers that enables them to gain valuable experience within a supported environment.

A range of additional support is available to students to ensure their journey through college runs as smoothly as possible. Learners can access speech and language therapy, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, social and emotional support, nursing support, and independent learning support.

The college makes available support from educational psychology, psychiatry, clinical psychology and specialised occupational therapy. It also provides learners with specialised assistive technology support.

The college offers respite care breaks for 16 to 25 year olds which provide a taste of residential life and a chance to socialise with peers and take part in group and college activities.

Key Facts 2020/21

Turnover 2021£9,113,000
Staff employed233
ESFA financial health ratingGood
Current Ofsted gradeGood