About Residential

Welcome to Phoenix House Residential Care at Oak Lodge School.   Our  Residential Care provides a safe and nurturing environment which allows our young people to develop skills to become indepent and develop their d/deaf identity.  We offer residential boarding Monday- Friday for young people who attend Oak Lodge School and have an EHCP and additional support with social development, from Wandsworth Borough and across London. You can find out more about residential life at Phoenix House, activities, independence and much more in this area.

Phoenix House offers up to four nights a week, term-time boarding for students aged 11-19 years. Accommodating up to 19 students per night, the unit is staffed by a professional team who specialise in working with young D/deaf people with additional needs.
"Staff enable children to make exceptional progress in their communication, behaviours, social skills and independence. All parents and social workers spoken to talked about children’s excellent progress and the invaluable experience that children get from being in a signing community."    Ofsted 2021   

Young people lead full and active lives and are engaged in a variety of educational social and recreational activities. We promote independence amongst the students and support them in developing a range of social and life skills.

Underpinning our practise is the Every Child Matters agenda. Staff support and promote the five outcomes in the work they undertake with students.

Phoenix House is attached to Oak Lodge School and is regulated by Ofsted.

We provide a caring, happy and stimulating environment in which boarders can enjoy the benefit of a wide variety of educational, social and leisure activities. It has excellent facilities and is homely and comfortable. Young people tell us that they love the warm and family atmosphere at Phoenix House.

The team works closely with parents, carers, teachers and therapists to meet the requirements of all residents. Our boarders flourish in this environment and become responsible, confident and independent young people ready to move on to higher education or employment.  

 Parent Comments   

“Great independence skills are learnt at Phoenix House”

“My son has developed over the years he has attended Phoenix House. He is now able to integrate into the community, he has also made lots of life time friends and his social skills continue to improve.”

“My daughter looks forward to staying over at Phoenix House. It’s a wonderful experience for her to socialise with friends.”

“The children are safe and well looked after”   "At home she is much more social and has improved in every area. Her school work has improved a lot and communication has also improved significantly"