New name for special needs school

An Aberdeen school, which has been recognised for its sector-leading standards in special needs education, is to adopt a new name and new identity as it develops its services to meet a growing need.

Camphill Rudolf Steiner School will now be known as Camphill School Aberdeen and, at the same the school has adopted a stronger visual identity that will be gradually phased in as existing materials are replaced.

Explaining the reason for the change, Laurence Alfred, a co-ordinator at Camphill School Aberdeen, said:

“We have had considerable success recently in recognition of the school’s professional standards.

“To coincide with that we believe it is appropriate to adopt a name that is simpler, more memorable and also underlines the importance of our home in Aberdeen. The new name achieves that and incorporates the internationally recognised Camphill symbol, but symbolises how the individual is at the heart of everything we do.”

Camphill School Aberdeen is an independent voluntary school which operates on three campuses – Camphill (Milltimber), Murtle (Bieldside) and Cairnlee (Bieldside) – in the Lower Deeside area of Aberdeen. The school provides residential and day places for more than 90 pupils, offering education, care and therapy.

Camphill School Aberdeen holds Autism Accreditation and was also recognised for its sector-leading standards of excellence in the most recent joint report by the HM Inspectorate of Education and the Care Commission.

Camphill School Aberdeen is one of six Camphill Aberdeen City and Shire communities, which provide support for children, young adults, adults and the elderly who have special needs. Founded at Camphill in the Milltimber area of Aberdeen in June 1940, the Camphill Movement now extends to more than 100 centres in 23 countries.
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