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Our mainstream and specialised facilities for SEND learners

Newham College has two large and spacious campuses located in East London within some of the most vibrant and creative areas of the city – Stratford and East Ham.

All our SEND classes are taught at East Ham Campus with access to shared facilities that help learners integrate into mainstream College life. These facilities include a gym, coffee shop, hairdressing, beauty & nail salon, canteen, student common room with pool tables, TV screens and more.

Independent living

We have a dedicated kitchen and apartment at our East Ham campus to practice independent living skills. This includes everyday household activities such as cooking, cleaning, making the bed and doing laundry.

Horticulture environments

To help develop employability skills and as part of horticulture and enterprise, students have access to the College’s very own allotment where they can grow and harvest fruit, vegetables and flowers.

Enrichment activities

We also have an onsite dance studio where students can enjoy dance and drama classes to help express themselves, stay healthy and participate in a range of events, including talent shows and end of year performances. We also run a range of arts and crafts as part of our enterprise projects and exhibitions.

Shop E6

The Shop E6 in our East Ham campus is a great opportunity for practicing employability skills such as customer service and money handling that are taught in class. Learners are offered the opportunity to get work experience within the shop, which sells everything from stationery to homemade produce to our staff and students.

Autism Centre

The autism centre at East Ham is a specialist provision for those with complex autism needs and challenging behaviours. All staff are trained and experienced in dealing with learners with complex needs and each learner receives a high level of support, which is usually 1-1.

The autism centre has its own kitchen and eating area, art and music room, large classrooms, and a well-equipped sensory room to provide a safe and fun learning environment.

Sensory Room

Our autism centre has a large sensory room containing several comfortable chairs and beanbags. It has a range of sensory equipment including low lighting and projected visuals.

It also contains a button-operated bubble lamp and a sound and light box so learners can choose sounds and lighting displays. This allows learners to engage in cause and effect activities, create an environment comfortable for them or just relax as they wish.