Welcome to Falkland House School
We are one of Scotland’s top providers of education for boys with additional support needs such as Autistic Spectrum Condition, Social, Emotional and Mental Health diagnosis, ADHD and Tourette’s Syndrome, as well as a number of other conditions. Our stunning buildings set in calming surroundings in Fife offer both care and education from early primary age to 18.
The school was the first educational establishment of its type in Scotland to be awarded ‘Excellent’ grades by the Care Inspectorate in every statement we were inspected in.
We have held an accreditation with the National Autistic Society since 2012 and was the first Scottish school to do so.
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That every child and young person should be given the opportunity to access a relevant and personalised education pathway, which enables them to reach their potential and aspirations and gain the skills and confidence to embrace the world in which we live.Find out more
We believe in education as a driver for personal development and social improvement. We value effective teaching, commitment to learning and sharing of good practice. We are committed to inclusivity, honesty, compassion and respect for others in everything we do.Find out more
We provide our young people with the skills, confidence and resilience needed to go and meet the world.Find out more
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In their own words
Kieran spent the majority of his early school years at home with me due to his behaviour. It wasn’t until the age of 7 that we were finally able to secure a diagnosis of ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and ODD (Oppositional Defiant Disorder). Despite being prescribed medication, his behavioural problems continued. He invariably spent his days in the headmistress’ office or home with me. During this time he was turned down by two other schools, but we finally got him accepted into Falkland House at the age of 10.
Within weeks we could see a marked improvement. He could barely write his name or read, but with the support of the school he flourished in the small and calming classroom setting. Kieran now has just done his prelims; achieving straight B’s and he is performing above average for his year group. This is a testament to the school and the staff who have worked with him. Previously, Kieran was unable to interact with other children but he now takes part in activities after school. He was also a fussy eater, but has now been encouraged to try new things and enjoys cooking.
When I look at him now, I can’t believe he is the same boy as a few years ago. I cannot recommend Falkland House highly enough. The school can really help to bring out the potential you’ve always known has been there.”
Pamela Crudenmother of Kieran Cruden
I knew very early on that Josh was different from his peers, and he was initially diagnosed with separation anxiety. I did not agree, and he was finally diagnosed with Tourette’s syndrome and an Autistic Spectrum Disorder at the age of five.
Josh had five primary school placements in seven years and his last three years of primary schooling were on a part time basis. His first high school placement broke down on day one as he was deemed too aggressive. He had a break down when he was 13 and was detained under the mental health act for six months in Gartnaval Psychiatric unit.
Josh is a bright, articulate boy who is of mainstream ability academically. He does not have learning difficulties, but he does have barriers to learning. Falkland house was my first experience of a facility that recognised that even when a child is extremely bright, they still need an opportunity to learn in an environment where staff ratios are high, class sizes are always small and due consideration is given to every aspect of the child’s condition. It was also the first experience I had of a service that supported me as a parent as well as addressing the needs of my child.
Prior to attending Falkland House, Josh had very little formal education. He left Falkland house with a variety of qualifications and has gone on to complete an NQ and an HNC in Digital media. He started a degree course in Computer Games Design in September. He has also been nominated by South Lanarkshire College for an SQA Star award.”
Lorna-Jane Gracie mother of Josh Gracie