Based in Coventry, North Warwickshire, RNIB Pears Centre for Specialist Learning offers individually-tailored education, care and therapies to children and young people with multiple disabilities and complex health needs who are blind or partially sighted, from pre-school up to the age of 19.
In addition to sight problems, we also support:
learning difficulties and disabilities
Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
additional sensory impairment (deafblindness)
additional healthcare needs, such as epilepsy
high health needs, including long-term ventilation or life-threatening or life-limiting conditions
additional behavioural needs.
Building on over fifty years’ experience, RNIB Pears Centre is a stimulating and supportive purpose-built environment for children and young people, enabling them to reach their full potential for learning, independence and fulfilment.
We offer a newly established early years education provision in our well-staffed specialist nursery known as The Orchard, within school.
We also offer specialist care as a step-down from hospital for children and young people with high health and medical needs (including long-term ventilation or life-threatening or life-limiting conditions).
Our education and care are both graded “Outstanding” by Ofsted. Our nursing care for children with additional medical needs is also fully compliant with Care Quality Commission (CQC) standards.
Our specialist outreach service called “Periscope” offers practical support to individual pupils and educational advice and guidance to professionals and parents. Our team can also carry out a range of assessments, reviews and reports to facilitate and improve learning, such as functional vision assessments.
Visit us! We welcome visits from parents, carers, children, other family members and professionals.
Get in touch
Call us on 024 7636 9500
Go to our website rnib.org.uk/pearscentre