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Our Facilities

Situated in a beautiful location in the small town of Darwen, Lancashire, Aurora Woodlands is a small specialist school providing personalised, tailored academic and therapeutic support in a calm, nurturing environment. Our team of skilled and experienced practitioners use a ‘Thrive’ approach to support young people with complex needs, helping them to reach their educational aspirations and prepare for a successful future.

Our students enjoy access to a range of specialist on-site facilities, including:

  • Five-a-side 3G football pitch
  • Wellbeing “Woodlands” Therapeutic Suite
  • Nurture area
  • Fully equipped art room
  • Food Technology Room
  • Science Lab
  • “Highgrove” horticulture and forest school provision

Our multi-sensory room incorporates light, sound and a range of specialised equipment for both interaction and relaxation.

We also run a varied Outdoor and Social Education programme, which is designed to build confidence, self-esteem and friendships through a range of exciting activities including kayaking, rock climbing, skiing and fell-walking.