Big Bear Bespoke Education Ltd 01483 894858 HOLISTIC. ACADEMIC. INVENTIVE. RELEVANT Discover the joy of learning again
Big Bear Bespoke Education Ltd       01483 894858 HOLISTIC. ACADEMIC. INVENTIVE. RELEVANTDiscover the joy of learning again  



"This is a very special school. The development of students is outstanding" Ofsted Nov. 2019 

  100% of students said they felt safe at our school,                                        100% of parents felt the school was safe                                                      100% of staff reported high levels of job satisfaction and that they felt supported and valued 

OFSTED report for inspection date 13th-15th November 2019
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This is the website for Arun Court Setting. An alternative secondary school for ages 11-17 who have a diagnosed mental health need and/or other SEND diagnosis that are accompanied by exceptional levels of anxiety such as ASD. The school is usually a medium term setting of 18-24 months, but some students benefit from a much longer term placement - we are always directed by what the young person wants and the needs they display in terms of deciding if and when they move on. 


If you are a teacher or parent looking for support, or a family with a younger/older child then Bravura Surrey, which includes Big Bear Bespoke Education Ltd (Educational Consultancy) of which our proprietor is a director, may be able to help.

Please see our 'outreach tab' or visit their website

      (adults, corporate services, home tuition and therapy services, school                                            services and children aged 3+) 





We were founded by our proprietor Beverley-Sarah White  who wanted to set up a genuine 'Nordic' inspired education environment where the holistic mental health support was totally integrated into learning and daily life. Where the development of the whole child was a priority and where they had much greater say in both their therapeutic and educational journey. She wanted a place where parents felt part of the process - a family, rather than a school. The core journey was always about ....


1) Helping the young person to get well

2) Helping the young person and family to build resilience and 'Sisu' 

3) Intensive educational support to get them to the school or college they wanted to be at ... including mainstream where appropriate... at the educational point they would have been at had the mental health crisis not occurred 

4) Providing on-going services and support for those that wanted to keep in contact or look us up at a later date - at no extra cost to the LEA (A family doesn't look the other way in your time of need, even if you've been away for a while!)


So far we have achieved this for over 40 young people, plus through consultancy touched the lives of many others.  


We used to be 'The Learning & Well-being Centre' and only offered 15 hours per week of blended therapy and education support for English, maths and science plus a limited GCSE offer. We operated in this manner for 5.5 years. We were awarded school status by the DFE on 28th January 2019. We started fully operating as a school at the start of the Easter Term on 24th April 2019. We had our first full Ofsted inspection in November 2019. We recieved OUTSTANDING for personal development of students, with all other areas (and our overall judgement) graded as 'GOOD' and 'improving towards outstanding' - we are very proud of having achieved this in just 2 terms of operation at the time! 





Arun Court Setting (14 Arun Court, Bramley) - Previously 'The Learning & Well-Being centre' A non-profit making medium to long stay school for  Y7 - Y11/12 for EHCP funded students only.

DFE number: 936/6015 

Telephone: 01483 894858  email:


The Nurture Room at Arun Court- A transition and outreach service for students who are more housebound due to high anxiety/ depression / OCD - for EHCP funded students aged Year 5 and above. Some support also available for state schools who are facing difficulties with students and their mental health - any age of student. This service is 'first come first served' and is funded via our status as a non-profit independent with a community outreach programme.  

Telephone 01483 894858    email: 





Safeguarding Statement:  We are committed to ensuring that children, young people and vulnerable adults are safeguarded when in our care. As such we are unable to accept CVs. If you like what you see and are interested in working with us you will need to visit ETeach or Indeed. where we advertise all our current vacancies. We follow a rigorous selection and interview process, and all applications are via an ETeach application form which we carefully consider. All posts with us are subject to continued checks, including references, disbarred from teaching, disbarred from working with young people, section 128 and DBS, and we continue to monitor the behaviours and working practices of all adults, including freelance practitioners and volunteers,  closely to ensure all students are safe, happy and learning well.  In addition adults are expected to make a declaration each term that they are fit to work with children and further checks are made on their current status. Prospective teachers and helpers can join our ETeach portal to be notified of vacances as they arise. All adults, including visiting professionals, are expected to have high standards of professional conduct and put the safety of young people first at all times.

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