Lee Wright message 4th May 2020

Despite the unprecedented times that we are now all living through, The Mulberry Bush School continues to remain open.

The build up to the Easter break was a very challenging and difficult time for everyone at the School, as a number of children had to be sent home due to one person having possible symptoms of the Covid-19 virus. Despite this extraordinary situation the School continued to work across the whole of April with our most vulnerable children, due to the incredible commitment and dedication of a volunteer staff group.

The good news is that the School has now started to return to something resembling normality; albeit a new normal. After a period of extensive planning and consultation with local authorities and parents, we have devised a modified approach of working therapeutically with much smaller groups of children and staff. The result of this planning is three smaller discrete teams of adults and children who are living and working together, but do not mix with anyone else from the other groups at any point across the week.

Over the last few weeks the majority of our children have now returned to these teams in a phased way. This staggered return to school has enabled us to implement a thorough health and wellbeing screening of all the children, as well as supporting a successful transition back into the Mulberry Bush for everyone concerned.

This preparation and planning, coupled with the hard work of our dedicated and thoroughly professional staff, now means that the school can continue to provide its exceptional care and education for all of our children, despite the unsettling and challenging demands the Covid-19 pandemic is presenting for the whole of our society.

Lee Wright, Director.


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The Mulberry Bush

The leading therapeutic residential school in the UK for traumatised children and their families. We offer 38 & 52 week residential provision, working in close partnership with each child’s family and referring authority.

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The centre of excellence for trauma-informed practice, teaching and research, incorporating The Mulberry Bush Outreach, The Mulberry Bush Research and The International Centre for Therapeutic Care.


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