News Blog

Read the latest news, stories and successes from each of our services. You can browse by categories: Autism, BESD, Complex Needs or Fostering to view the stories that you would like to read.

Options College Shifnal’s Diamond of an Invitation to Buckingham Palace

DofE Celebration Options College Shifnal

To celebrate the Diamond Anniversary of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE), Options College Shifnal were invited to attend a once in a lifetime celebration at Buckingham Palace, on Monday 16 May.

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Children’s Home Celebrates Success This Foster Care Fortnight


An ‘extraordinarily effective’ children’s home in Shropshire with an ‘excellent standard of care’ is celebrating its 10th successful foster care placement this Foster Care Fortnight.

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Options College Shifnal unveils their brand new outdoor classroom


Options College Shifnal opened its brand new outdoor classroom to pupils this week. The new outdoor classroom is a result of the Options WOW initiative, which started in April 2014, and gives all Options services the opportunity to bid for projects they feel will have a positive impact on their service users and visitors.

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Villa Farm House Celebrates Retaining Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ Rating


Villa Farm House, in Shifnal, recently received the news it has retained its ‘Outstanding’ rating – an accolade it first gained in 2011. The rating puts the home in the top 11% of children’s homes in the country.

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Duke of Edinburgh Award Success for Options College Shifnal


Options College Shifnal have enjoyed a thoroughly successful year of the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme with nine students passing their bronze award.

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Refreshed look marks the start of our dynamic new journey

Options - with you on your journey of care

Options has launched a fresh new look to reflect our unique approach to care, education and clinical services. Our reinvigorated new look has been launched to complement our unique ‘Journey of care’, which allows children, young people and adults to access our tailor-made services at any stage of their life.

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Options College Shifnal Duke of Edinburgh Celebrations

Options College Shifnal Duke of Edinburgh Celebrations

Options College Shifnal staff, Glyn Williams (PE Instructor) and Julia Saint (Head Teacher) travelled to London on 13th January to attend an official presentation at St James’s Palace. The college was celebrating their success in being accredited as a directly licensed centre to provide accreditation for the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.

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