Tumblewood Community is an independent special school and residential care provision in Wiltshire for young girls aged between 9 and 18 years who have experienced complex trauma and require significant therapeutic intervention. We cater for both day pupils and residential care placements. Young people who come to Tumblewood will typically have difficulties in attachment relationships and may have had multiple placement breakdown or exclusions from school due to high risk behaviour.



Tumblewood Community
Who do we work well with?
We work well with young people who have experienced complex trauma and may have unspecified symptoms of trauma or who may have a diagnosis of:

  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
  • Semantic Pragmatic Disorder (SPD)
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • or other trauma related conditions
What behaviours do we work well with?
Presenting behaviours may include, but are not limited to:

  • Attachment difficulties
  • Acting out behaviour including self harming behaviour
  • Incidences of missing from care
  • Aggressive or violent expression of feeling
  • Low mood or depression
  • Heightened levels of anxiety or agitation
  • Poor ability to emotionally regulate
  • Low self esteem or sense of identity

The primary goal of Tumblewood is to provide an individualised and integrated treatment programme that targets the key areas of concern and builds on the strengths of the young person in order that they may re-integrate back into the wider community. This is largely achieved by assessing the level of need and developing therapeutic intervention in the areas of Care, Education and Therapy. The Statement of Purpose is available on request. Short and longer-term placements are available and all placements are subject to rigorous review to ensure that there is continued academic and therapeutic progress and plans for transition occur at the earliest opportunity once the placement goals have been achieved. For initial enquiries or to make a referral please telephone or email: contactmatters@tumblewood.org.