Novalis Trust is a charity that operates Cotswold Chine School and Paradise House. The strategy of the charity is to provide for the education of children, young people and adults, including those with emotional and behavioural difficulties and special learning needs, by operating residential or day schools. It also includes the provision of residential care for adults with learning difficulties. Novalis Trust has an established practice model which is trauma informed, attachment focused and relationship based, delivered through a low arousal therapeutic community.
The charity owns and operates Cotswold Chine School in Box, Stroud for children and young people with complex needs and associated social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. The school is approved by the Department of Education and Skills for up to 42 residential pupils (aged between 7 and 19) and 18 day pupils, giving a total admission number of 60.
Within the Cotswold Chine site is the Halfway Cafe and Shop on the Common. This offers an important work experience opportunity for Cotswold Chine students and the residents of Paradise House. More information can be found on our Cotswold Chine School website.
The charity also owns and operates Paradise House, which is a residential care home for adults with learning difficulties and associated syndromes, it is situated just outside Painswick, Gloucestershire. It is registered for up to 30 residents with the Care Quality Commission.