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Derwen College

Derwen College delivers exceptional programmes and a rich learning environment for young people, aged from 16 to 25 years, with special educational needs and disabilities, including:

 Learning and physical disabilities

  • Autism Spectrum Condition
  • Behaviours of concern
  • PMLD

Our main campus is in Gobowen, near Oswestry in North Shropshire, where we cater for both DAY and RESIDENTIAL students.

Vocational pathways

Depending on the location, we have the following vocational pathways available.

  • Hospitality and Food
  • Horticulture
  • Performing Arts
  • Retail and Enterprise
  • Sports and Fitness
  • Business Support

These have been developed to prepare students for the work place. Our accessible learning environments are designed and operated to industry standards. Students gain authentic work experience in our public-facing commercial outlets, including: garden centre; Walled Garden Café; Station Café; Vintage Advantage charity shop; The Orangery restaurant; and our very own hotel! We are also proud to offer our students a well-established network of high-quality employer partners in the wider community. We work closely with each of them to provide tailored and relevant work placements.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Admissions Team
01691 661234

Where to go

Derwen College
Whittington Road,
SY11 3JA

When visiting Derwen College, if you are using a satnav please use postcode SY11 3NB, which takes you to the Agnes Hunt Village next door to Derwen College.

Other Details


Costings: Please contact Derwen College directly to find out more about costings for placements.


Referral Details

Derwen College accepts referrals direct from a young person, their parent or carer, or via supporting professionals. Applications are welcomed from young people across the United Kingdom.

Please complete an Admissions Enquiry Form, links to which can be found on the Admissions pages of the website;

Please return completed forms to

Other notes

Derwen College also offers Short Breaks holiday provision for young adults aged 18 upwards to enjoy a break. Guests can take part in a range of activities and trips, as well as making use of the campus facilities. Short breaks are available year round apart from two weeks closure at Christmas. Find out more here -


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