Ofsted have assessed us as being outstanding in helping and protecting young people.
Ofsted 2015

Welcome to Owlswick School and Children’s Home

Owlswick is an independent school and home where young people are supported to accomplish their ambitions and prepare for life as a young adult.

We provide care and education services for young people who have mild learning difficulties, emotional/social issues and associated challenging behaviours. Placements are provided for young people aged between 10 – 19 for both boys and girls.

We have both an outstanding education and care staff team who are highly trained and experienced in working with the young people who live and receive their education at Owlswick.
Our staff are also committed to enabling each young person in our care and education to achieve their full potential in a stimulating and caring environment.

Owlswick are recruiting!

We are looking to recruit to two Care Officer posts.

This is a full time post with the opportunity to join our care team. We are looking for adaptable, self-confident team players who will also act as a key-worker to at least one young person. You will work to a shift pattern that covers days, evenings and weekends supporting young people within their daily routine. You need to have at least one year’s experience of working in a residential care setting or equivalent area, supporting young people with a range of emotional and behavioural difficulties. 

Preferably the post holder will have a QCF (NVQ) Level 3 qualification that is relevant to the post and/or be willing to achieve this when in post. Salary is dependent on experience and qualifications.

Owlswick is committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being of all our young people and expect our staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check and other recruitment checks prior to commencing the post and to register with the DBS update service.

Application is strictly by application pack only. Please note that no CV’s will be accepted.

Application packs are available by contacting the Proprietor, Sarah Hawke. Please email sarah@owlswickschool.co.uk or telephone 01273-473078. For an informal conversation about the roles please also contact Sarah.


Make a referral

We currently have a placement vacancy for a young person. We can offer a range of flexible placements dependant on individual needs; these can be anything from 38 to 52 weeks.

To make a referral please contact Leon the Registered Manager at referrals@owlswickschool.co.uk or 01273 473078.

"The staff know children well and treat them as individuals. They embrace and celebrate individual characters, personalities and preferences. The atmosphere in the home is supportive and friendly."

Ofsted Care Inspection Report, 2015