About Friends of Sunnydown
Friends of Sunnydown are a fundraising charity. We provide funding for the projects which support the learning that Sunnydown school provides in their transformational teaching methods.
Sunnydown School – A special school supporting 89 young men 11-16 years who have Communication and Interaction Needs as a primary need.
Sunnydown school is truly a unique place to learn and work; the progress made by our young men, both socially and academically, is nothing short of exceptional, a result of the mutually respectful relationships between students and staff, and supported by the strength of support from our students’ families at home. In essence, our success is our young men themselves, whose developing resilience and emerging belief in their own abilities sees them encouraged, enabled and empowered for a successful life beyond Sunnydown.
Our school offers students the opportunity to learn how to access the community as anxiety free as possible. In addition to traditional GCSE's we explicitly teach life skills as part of the curriculum, offering alternative certifications and opportunities such as catering in our Burger Van and Cycle mechanics in our onsite workshop.
These transformational experiences enhance the life opportunities for each young man after they leave Sunnydown.
Friends of Sunnydown Registered charity number 1165806