Our Education Provision

Elysian currently has one site that offers an Education provision, in Shamley Green Near Guildford.

The Elysian Education provision near take learners aged 11-16 and uses the farm setting to deliver formal education and therapy. Like the EOTAS and therapeutic placements, learners take part in a range of activities, and structured sessions on the farm, with structured learning sessions where their individual learning and education plans are integrated into a whole range of creative learning projects, sessions and activities on the farm. A core curriculum is provided for all learners.

Each learner has their own personalised curriculum of therapeutic education built around their specific needs designed to help them get the most out of education. Where appropriate, and through discussion with the learner, parents/carers and the school, learners will be able to study for a wide range of qualifications and accreditation including GCSE equivalents. The level at which learners’ study will constantly be assessed to ensure that there is the correct balance of nurture, support, and challenge.

Staff work with animals and the surroundings as the vehicle for learning in all subject lessons, including the core curriculum subjects such as Mathematics and English. Elysian School is set up to accept and support pupils on Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP). Some learners will have condensed timetables, others may have restricted timetables, depending on a range of issues including, the requirements of the EHC Plan, ability of the pupil, parental wishes, and legitimate interests of the pupil. The timetable is also subject to review and adjustment on a regular basis. All subjects will use the outdoor environment where possible.

The formal proprietors for the Elysian Education provision are Dene and Charlotte Williams, however the Quality Assurance and oversight is supported by the Management Advisory Board. The Management advisory board consist of a range of experts in the field of Education, SEND, mental health and Social Care. You can see the Advisory Member profiles on the ‘Meet The Team’ Tab – when you scroll down.

he Elysian Education provision is not currently claiming or receiving any Pupil Premium funding.

Mission of the Elysian Education Provision:

Support young people with SEMH to enjoy, achieve and believe through animal assisted learning.


To work with young people with Social, Emotional and Mental Health, and mild learning disabilities in a therapeutic, creative and progressive way, allowing them to learn, feel safe and develop a sense of belonging.

The contact details for the Chair of Governors are: Mrs Charlotte Williams, Westland Farm. Lordshill Common, Shamley Green, GU5 0TL,  Admin office phone: 07944875155, charlotte@elysianuk.org, (Only to be used for Chair of Governor direct inquiries – please use admin@elysianuk.org for general inquiries)

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Learner Expectations:

At Elysian we…

  • Treat ourselves and others with kindness and respect
  • Consider other people’s boundaries and consent
  • Think before we react
  • Approach things with an open mind
  • Be aware of the moods and feelings of those around us.
  • Look after ourselves
  • Use social media and technology in a thoughtful way
  • Listen to others and understand how to work with staff and other young people.