Swinderby Lower School

SWINDERBY LOWER SCHOOL is Kisimul's Lower School for children with autism, learning disabilities and challenging behaviour, and all of our pupils have Statements of Special Educational Needs or Education, Health and Care Plans.


The finest residential education

Our boarding school is set in 4 acres of grounds within the small Lincolnshire village of Swinderby. The school building is equipped to the highest standard. Our younger pupils live in family groups in three comfortable houses adjacent to the school site.

"Kisimul School provides its students with an outstanding quality of education and fully meets its aims. Students’ progress is outstanding because of outstanding teaching and an outstanding curriculum, which fully meet students’ individual needs."

Ofsted 2012

For post-16 education, our pupils transfer to Acacia Hall School, in Friesthorpe, Lincolnshire, which is Kisimul's Upper School, where their care and education continues until they reach 19 years. Acacia Hall is a large Edwardian Rectory set in 7 acres of grounds close to the Lincolnshire town of Market Rasen.

The school offers full residential education and leisure programmes for up to 52 weeks of the year and, as with the two other Kisimul Schools, is registered with both the Department for Education and Ofsted. All our schools can provide care and education for any number of weeks from 38 through to 52 weeks and are also able to offer day and weekly boarding placements. Our overall Ofsted ranking in Lincolnshire is "outstanding".

On the Old Vicarage site we have an indoor, heated swimming pool and gymnasium, a large play area and extensive play facilities; there is also a soft play area, ball pool and multi-sensory room for relaxation and stimulation located within the residential building.

Read our 2009 Ofsted School Report
Read our 2012 Ofsted School Report
Read our January 2014 Full Ofsted Care Report
Read our March 2014 Interim Ofsted Care Report
Read our 2016 Ofsted School Report

Head Teacher: Paul Routledge

Head of Care: Martyn Jackson

Kisimul School
The Old Vicarage
61 High Street
Swinderby
Nr.Lincoln
Lincolnshire
LN6 9LU

Tel: 01522 868279
Fax: 01522 866000