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About Sumus

Sumus is a specialist independent school offering an ‘alternative’ to main stream education.

We are a small, student focused provision based on the NurtureUK approach offering an inclusive education.

We are OFSTED and DFE registered.

Our emphasis is to address social development and skills as well as academic progress. We develop students to gain the skills required for them to access education and take advantage of all that it has to offer.

Educational, social and emotional skills are assessed and reviewed to ensure the barriers to learning are removed and thus there are improvements in progress and confidence. Students develop communication skills and self-belief.

At Sumus we believe every child is entitled to a quality education that enables them to go on to be a successful adult equipped with academic and social skills.


Our approach is based on the six principles of nurture which are:


  1. Children’s learning is understood developmentally
  2. The classroom offers a safe base
  3. The importance of nurture for the development of wellbeing
  4. Language is a vital means of communication
  5. All behaviour is communication
  6. The importance of transition in children’s lives

All departments adhere to the Nurture UK approach.