St Catherine's School, Ventnor
|Type||Non-maintained special school|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Headteacher||Dr Brendan Carleton|
Isle of Wight
|Local authority||Isle of Wight|
|DfE URN||118226 Tables|
St Catherine's School, in Ventnor, on the Isle of Wight, UK, is a non-maintained residential special school for children and young people suffering from primary speech and language disorders between the ages of 7 and 19. Each class teacher is assisted by a speech and language therapist.
The school was built in the 1870s and for much of its life was the children's adjunct of the nearby Royal National Hospital. Children came to the school with TB, asthma and cystic fibrosis as the Ventnor air often helped their conditions. It was previously run by an Anglican sisterhood but is now in the hands of a charitable trust, with a board of trustees. It is one of only four schools operating as non-maintained and as such relies on the fees paid by local authorities for sending children and local fundraising efforts.
- "School Prospectus - September 2012". Retrieved 2013-01-31.
- "An educational pearl in the Isle of Wight oyster". Isle of Wight County Press. Retrieved 2009-05-11.
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