About the Ryes College

The Ryes is a Therapeutic specialist provider of Care and Education to children and young people whose needs range from:

ASD, EBD, LD through to Challenging Behaviour and other complex needs

We provide safe, nurturing homes and educational environments on varying sites for young people from the age of 11 to 19 who need Care & Education packages, Care only placements (these YP may attend other schools or may not require education) or Education only placements.

The Secure Base Model  (developed by Gillian Schofield & Mary Beek, University of East Anglia) is used throughout the organisation.  It has its roots in theory and research in attachment, and also resilience. Secure Base provides a framework for caregiving and central to working within the model is opportunity for reflection of the ‘Caregiving Cycle’ in practice; this is shaped through staff team reflections which focuses upon the interactions that occur between caregivers and young people. Secure Base attends to developing a meaningful, positive attachment relationship with the young person, and develops their resilience, which is also associated with a sense of security, self-esteem, self-efficacy, a capacity to reflect on feelings, and hopefulness for the future. In turn enabling them to feel competent to face future challenges successfully and to fulfill  their potential.

For more information please click here: http://www.uea.ac.uk/providingasecurebase/the-secure-base-model

We pride ourselves on our intensive input packages which are supported by high staff to child ratio, in-house therapeutic services and individually tailored education programmes.

We have a long history of working intensely with young people who have experienced placement breakdown, helping them find a way forward to a positive future.

Where we can, we work very hard to keep family relationships intact and pride ourselves in helping our families create enduring memories and family identities for the future.

Whether you are a social worker looking to refer a child to us, a parent, guardian or young person who wants to find out more about what we can offer, I hope there will be lots of relevant information for you on this website.

Kate Yarbo - Responsible Individual


Proprieter: The Ryes College Limited Registered in England and Wales No. 7571638

“I’ve come a very, very long way from when I arrived. I’ve progressed and I will keep on progressing. Nowadays, I take responsibility for my own actions, just like everybody else.”

— David, ex student

Feedback from Parent Survey 2014

"I would like to take this opportunity to say that this is the first time in 5 years (he) has been truly happy and because of this he enjoys coming to school every day. In previous schools they have made (him) feel worthless and unhappy and segregated him from peers. It was a very tough time
for him and extremely stressful for us as parents. During his time at The Ryes College (he) hasn't had many outbursts of negative behaviour which highlights the great job you are doing, taking the time to understand (him) and his needs, which is what other schools failed to do. We would like to
thank you for making (him) feel welcome and part of the school. It's great to see him so happy and wanting to learn. We appreciate everything you do for him."

— a parent

Feedback from Stakeholder Survey 2014

Contact with The Ryes has always been good. They have always been most responsive. As a Social Worker, it is really encouraging to have strong links of communication with staff in relation to his provision. I know this also extends to the home environment and the young person's family are kept fully updated of progress and regression in behaviour. This allows all those involved with the young person the ability to plan any provision which may be sort to support into adulthood.

— a Social Worker