Ryes Education and Childrens Homes is a therapeutic specialist provider of Care and Education to children and young people whose needs range from ASC, EBD, LD through to Challenging Behaviour and other complex needs. We have homes and schools in both Suffolk and Norfolk

We welcome both residential and day placements and pride ourselves on our ability to 'reach' the child and build mutually trusting relationships, which enables young people to find new ways to express themselves and be heard.   As an organisation we use the Secure Base Model (developed by Gillian Schofield & Mary Beek, University of East Anglia) underpinned by attachment theory to provide a framework for caregiving and education.

We welcome young people from all parts of the UK and pride ourselves on providing 4 safe, nurturing homes for our young people to live, if needed.  

We also provide good quality education in bespoke environments for day pupils who live more locally around the Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex areas, and those that need 38 week placements. Referrals are made predominantly from Local Authorities and other external stakeholders. We always welcome visits and are happy to answer any queries. Please contact us for more information


If you feel you have something you would like to discuss directly with me please do not hesitate to contact me via our main switchboard or by completing this enquiry form. Thank you

Feedback from people who've experienced our homes

Ex- Pupil

If it wasn’t for the school, I would not have done my GCSEs


"Our daughter was the school’s first girl and she immediately felt at home.  Within 10 months she has gone from a scared shy girl to an engaging confident young woman with a positive future"


"My son has done so well at the Ryes College, he has become more confident and come on leaps and bounds.  I am very proud of him"


"I think the school is amazing, he wakes up at 6.30 every morning and can’t wait to get to school.  Weekends are a nightmare, he can’t wait until Monday"

Sibling of a current pupil

"I wish I had come here, it’s amazing"


"My son has gained confidence since being at the Ryes, he is a different child.  The teaching staff are so supportive"


"My son has been at the school for just over a year.  He is a completely changed child.  He engages really well now.  The staff have a really good understanding of his needs and are able to push him academically"

Ex- Pupil

"The school helped with my confidence and made my life easier"


"He is so much happier because of the school.  I’m singing from the rooftops about this school.  It’s amazing"

We are excited to be working in partnership with Suffolk County Council Staying Close Scheme, supporting children to move on successfully and sustainably before their 18th birthday

We are proud to work in an environment that:
  • Promotes equality,
  • Hears the voice of our young people as equals,
  • Believes in the value of group belonging -building strength, knowledge, responsibility, tolerance  and acceptance,
  • Advocates transparency so we may learn from our mistakes through reflective thinking.

I hope your experience of The Ryes is positive. If you would like to contact me to discuss any aspect of our service I`d love to hear from you

Maria Marques-Neves MD