Our Story.....

At the turn of the Millennium, I was searching for a new direction for my career. With vast  experience as a Head Teacher working with vulnerable and needy children in a variety of specialised settings it had shown me that there was a significant gap in the provision available for young people with anxiety disorders and other similar problems. Unfortunately too often such children find it impossible to cope in a mainstream school environment, and the available alternatives were also unsuitable as they would be placed in special education settings dominated by other young people with severe anti-social behaviour issues.

With this in mind, I set about raising the funds and purchasing the premises to open my own independent special school aimed specifically at this group of vulnerable young people. With help and support from James Pester, the original Yellow House school was registered with the DfE, and opened in our Sible Hedingham site in June 2002 with one pupil!
Over the last fifteen years we have expanded to include our second “twin” site in the historic country town of Clare, and become a well-established part of local specialist provision.
The Yellow House continues to be a vibrant and dynamic organisation, improving the service we offer through growing expertise and new initiatives year on year.

Debbie Pester