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A Charity and Independent Special School

Our Goal, Vision & Commitment

Welcome to APTCOO

APTCOO has supported children, young people and their families enabling them to achieve their full potential in life for over 30 years. We are motivated by the social, economic, health, environmental and community benefits, we are committed to bringing those benefits to as many people as possible, including marginalised and vulnerable groups.

Activities are designed to encourage engagement and participation, bringing people together to support each other, making friends, socialising, reducing isolation and loneliness. We are a positive learning centre where families and professionals come together in order to improve the health, education and wellbeing of service users within the local community.
We encourage and value partnership working enabling families to benefit from joined up services and coordinated care. APTCOO services are delivered across four sites, each having its own unique specialism namely, North Farm House, Budby; Cameleon Lodge, Thoresby; Sandy Lane, Mansfield and Tall Trees, Retford.

Through a single point of contact (tel: 01623 629 902) and referral process we offer access to a range of services and activities within multi-functional spaces. Families enjoy and benefit from learning more about themselves, making friends and feeling valued. Our facilities offer an equal opportunity for positive play and educational development. Our sensory environments are calm, safe, relaxing, stimulating and fun, allowing the overactive to become calmed and the inactive to become interested.  

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APTCOO mantra

"Learning through fun, in a place to flourish"

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