Our Facilities and Resources


The Shires at Oakham has a new purpose-built school adjacent to the main house. All classroom spaces at The Shires Stretton and The Shires Oakham are personalised to the needs of the young people that use them. High quality visual support and sensory strategies are available in each room and young people are supported to engage in learning opportunities via the implementation of other high quality ASD provision such as TEACCH work systems built around their own working preference and styles.

At The Shires we aim to find a balance between classroom based learning and wider development opportunities within the community settings of Oakham, Stretton, Stamford and Rutland Water. We are able to provide more vocational opportunities thanks to close links with local education providers such as Melton Learning Hub, Stamford College, and Peterborough Regional College.

The Shires team consists of teachers, teaching assistants, care support workers and therapists who support our young people with their individual and specific needs.

Our therapeutic support team includes:

  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Speech and Language Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Art Therapist