Is your son/daughter or young person interested in attending Orpheus? Do they have a passion for the arts and a desire to live independently? If they are aged between 18 and 25 and have a physical and/or learning disability we’d love them to join us.

Here’s how to apply:

  • Start making plans early - it can take a long time to complete the application and assessment and to secure funding. The deadline for applications for September 2021 is 30 April 2021 (or you will be placed on a waiting list).
  • We do not give priority to applications enrolled at particular schools.
  • Register your interest by filling in this short form and we will get back to you to discuss your enquiry. Alternatively you can email [email protected] or call 01883 744664.
  • Book onto an Information Morning to come and visit Orpheus.
  • If your son/daughter or young person decides that Orpheus is the right place for them, they and/or the people who support them will fill in an application pack.
  • If we feel that we can meet your son/daughter or young person's needs at Orpheus, we will invite them to an assessment day.
  • They can spend an assessment morning trying us out. They will meet other members of staff to discuss everything they will need to know about coming to Orpheus.
  • Orpheus offers your son/daughter or young person a place on the learning programme.
  • Once funding is confirmed, we will plan together when they can start.
  • Your son/daughter or young person will be invited to an enrolment day in July when they will meet their personal tutor and take part in activities to give them confidence for the move from school or college.
  • On their first day your son/daughter or young person will have an induction and then they can begin their journey towards independence with Orpheus.

You can download a copy of our prospectus here.