A Charity and Independent Special School

Our Goal, Vision & Commitment

Welcome to APTCOO

APTCOO’s vision is to support young people from early years through to adulthood to enable them to achieve their full potential in life. We have created unique spaces in the local community for almost 30 years, based in Mansfield and more recently branching out with properties in Budby and Thoresby set within the beautiful Sherwood Forest. 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 three sites, each having its own unique specialism.
Our spaces and places based in the heart of the community, provide holistic services delivered through our charity hub based on Botany Avenue, Mansfield. We offer a comprehensive, one-stop shop with fully accessible and multi-functional space. 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. The sensory environment is calm, safe, relaxing, stimulating and fun, allowing the overactive to become calmed and the inactive to become interested.  
For more information please read our latest newsletter.

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