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Providing a nurturing environment where every child matters since 2014

Best Futures Specialist School, North East Lincolnshire, UK

Where children come first 

Best Futures provides life-changing, personalised education for children aged 5-11 years, with social, emotional and mental health needs.

Based in Aylesby, North East Lincolnshire, Best Futures is a specialist independent school which provides placements for primary aged children in an environment where pupils with Social Emotional Mental Health (SEMH) difficulties can access a specialised and comprehensive education that aims to develop children in a healthy and balanced manner.

  • 5-11 year olds

  • Autism and ADHD

  • Speech and language difficulties

  • Children struggling in mainstream school

  • Social, emotional, and mental health needs

What Best Futures Can Offer Your Child 

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Personalised and self-paced academic education plans

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Speech, language, and social skills nurturing and development

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A safe, calm, and positive learning environment

We offer personalised, academic education plans for all our pupils so they can learn and develop at a pace that suits them. All our plans are carefully designed with the child’s social, emotional, and mental health needs in mind, so they can get the most out of their education.

We help all our pupils develop their speech, language, and social skills so they can develop confidence, gain a strong sense of independence, and learn to create friendships and relationships that can last a lifetime. We also have a love for reading and writing here at Best Futures.

We offer an incredible learning environment with a wide range of specialist resources available. We have created a warm and nurturing environment where pupils feel safe and secure while being able to enjoy learning and come home with a smile on their faces every day.

Our Mission

Best Futures promotes positive learning and independence, engaging children in a broad and balanced curriculum combining academic and enrichment opportunities whilst providing specialist nurturing support with SEMH at its core.


Our Ethos

We ensure a child’s learning is understood developmentally by creating opportunities and experiences to positively impact our pupil’s wellbeing through developing their confidence and self-esteem, learning to respect themselves and others, enhance communication skills, make and sustain friendships and to be successful learners.

Our Aims

Our school's objective is, "to offer positive learning experiences within a safe and caring environment that will enable pupils to develop their full potential for social, emotional, intellectual and have better life chances".


Why Best Futures?


We put our pupils first

At Best Futures, our pupils always come first in any decision-making process and the children’s needs and targets are always paramount in their education plan.


We’re experienced

This year we’ll be celebrating 10 years of Best Futures. Our staff are highly trained, experienced and care about they positive work they do.  


We're specialised

We are the experts in North East Lincolnshire for Nurture, Social, Emotional Mental Health. It's safe to say, there is nowhere else local quite like us!  


We communicate

“Staff keep good contact with parents regarding children’s behaviours and progress and switch up learning techniques to cater for the individual child’s needs”


We make learning fun

Using bespoke planning, inspiring topics, and an inclusive, engaging curriculum, we provide fun and achievable learning opportunities that pupils enjoy.


We help our pupils thrive

By building trust, skills for life, coping mechanisms and learning strategies we support pupils to make progress, helping them to feel a sense of belonging and happiness.


“Just because my path is different,

it doesn’t mean that I am lost”

“My child does great at Best Futures, he loves the school and so do we!"

Parent of pupil, 2023

Get in Touch

Best Futures School,

The Stables,

Manor Farm,


DN37 7AW

01472 278978

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I refer my child to Best Futures specialist school?
    In the first instance, speak to your child’s current school and ask to speak to their SENCo (Special Education Needs Coordinator). With whom you can discuss your child’s needs and or request a review of your child's education and healthcare plan with the Local Authority SEND (Special Education Needs and Disabilities) department. Parents or the young person can request for Best Futures School to be the identified school they would like to be named in their EHC plan. SENAG Panel in the Local Authority will then review your request and if your child’s needs align with our specialist offer, the SEND department will then consult with Best Futures. We then have our own panel of senior leaders who will discuss the consultation documents and decide the next steps. Senior leaders may decide that an observation of the child at school (or at home if not in education) is required. For more information, see our Admissions Policy.
  • What is Best Futures school admission criteria?
    We provide placements for children aged 5-11 with an EHCP (Education Health Care Plan) or SEMH (Social, Emotional, and Mental Health) needs, including ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder), ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), SLCN (Speech, Language, and Communication Needs), and CI (Communication and Interaction needs). We also provide provision for pupils who require an assessment of their difficulties: for pupils referred by a local authority with an agreement from Best Futures, and Parents/Carers. We accept consultations from Local Authorities, Schools, and Academies. Parents are welcome to visit the school and will be provided with information about the school and can independently fund placements.
  • Will it cost me anything?
    If your child comes to us through the consultation process through the local authority, then the placement is fully funded by the Local Authority's Special Educational Needs Department. However, if you want to find out more about privately funding your child’s placement, please contact us.
  • Where can I find your term dates?
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  • How do I find the school?
    To access the school, first, you must make contact with the school office. We are based in two separate buildings. The School Office is in the Old Granary building, which has a car park and at the main door there is a doorbell. The Old Granary building is directly opposite Aylesby church. We share a car park with other local businesses for which you will see signage. The school is based in ‘The Stables’ which is a converted building with a small car park and courtyard. There is parking available at the front of the school car park. Using the ‘What 3 Words’ service, the front door for the school office is ‘savers.originals.drumbeat’ and the front door for the school is ‘episode.pigment.discusses’ If you have access requirements please contact us on 01472 278978.

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