Welcome to Atkinson

Please leave a comment here  – we would like to know what we did well and the areas we may need to work on. If Atkinson has been your home or you have come to visit a friend or relative we’d love to hear about your experience.

 

“We are helping young people to understand and manage their emotions.

 

“We provide a safe and secure home for up to 12 young people aged 10-17. Young people stay with us on a temporary basis when they are experiencing crisis in their lives because they are placing themselves and others at risk, or have a history of absconding from previous placements.

 

“We offer positive intensive support to each young person, giving them opportunities to develop to their full potential. And we reduce their risk so they can return to a positive lifestyle in the community.”

Darren Beattie, Atkinson Manager

What's new?

Children in Need 2018

Children in Need 2018 was a great day for both students and staff.  The Atkinson School had a non-uniform day with students and staff dressing up in onesies and having their faces painted.  Students produced some delicious cakes for a … Continue reading

Koestler Awards 2018

2018 has been another very successful year for our students in the annual Koestler Awards.  This year, the Atkinson Home has 59 pieces of visual art entered into the awards, produced by 24 different young people.  This includes; Koestler Gold … Continue reading

DfE funding – window replacement project

Over the course of the last three years, new windows have replaced many of the outdated windows in the communal areas of the home.  A review of the remaining windows across the home was subsequently undertaken which identified a need … Continue reading