Day School and Residential Care

Day School

Camphill operates on a four-term basis; school starts at 8:00 and ends at 14:30, except on Fridays when it closes at 13:00. School buses collect the learners from their homes in the mornings and take them back there in the afternoons. Pupils are divided into classes according to age and ability and a high adult-to-child ratio is maintained. Daily, each child receives a balanced and nutritious lunch, as well as morning and afternoon snacks. In addition to school and therapy sessions, plenty of time is set aside for play and rest. Regular educational outings are organised for individual classes, as well as the whole School. The pupils have access, under supervision, to the swimming pool and the computer lab.



The residential house is run under the supervision of two housemothers, with assistance from several young volunteers, as well as housekeeping and kitchen staff. The children are accommodated in one- or two-bed rooms and the atmosphere created is as close to that of a normal family home as possible, with children carrying out household chores, according to their ability, and having story- and games-times, as well as cultural activities and church services. They receive three full meals a day, seven days a week, as well as nutritious snacks in between. Their health is monitored by an on-site medical officer, who makes arrangements for any special care they may need.