RNIB Pears Centre for Specialist Learning
At RNIB Pears Centre, we offer individually-tailored education, care and therapies to children and young people with multiple disabilities and complex health needs who are blind or partially sighted, from pre-school up to the age of 19. Our specialist school and centre is based in Coventry, North Warwickshire.
Specialist services for children and young people
Building on over fifty years' experience, we offer a stimulating and supportive purpose-built environment for children and young people, enabling them to reach their full potential for learning, independence and fulfilment. Our range of services includes:
- Education in our special school and nursery
- Up to 52-week residential care
- Nursing care for children with additional medical needs
- Therapies and healthcare
- Outreach and training.
“Outstanding” school and children’s home
We are delighted that our education and care are both independently graded “Outstanding” by Ofsted. Our nursing care for children with additional medical needs is also fully compliant with Care Quality Commission (CQC) standards. Read our latest Ofsted and CQC reports.
Watch our video 'RNIB Pears Centre: live, learn and grow'
Take a look at our centre and find out who we are and what we do, in our short video:
- Watch 'RNIB Pears Centre: live learn and grow' with subtitles on YouTube
- Read the video transcript of 'RNIB Pears Centre live learn and grow' (Word, 175 KB)
You can also watch 'Anna's story', 'Fabian's story' and 'Nicole's story' at people's experiences of RNIB Pears Centre. Our full DVD includes interviews with parents and video tours of our school, a bungalow and our conference facilities. To order your free copy, please contact us.
Her mobility skills are improving and I think she's blossoming now into a nice, happy young lady.
Sharon, Nicole's mum
Name change from Rushton
We used to be known as RNIB Rushton School and Children's Home. Our name changed to RNIB Pears Centre for Specialist Learning in 2011 as part of a major redevelopment and in recognition of the exceptional support of Pears Foundation. Our redevelopment is one of RNIB’s most ambitious projects ever, creating our fully-accessible school, bungalows, gardens and outdoor play areas. Read more about the redevelopment and history of RNIB Pears Centre.
Visit RNIB Pears Centre
We welcome enquiries and visits from parents, carers, children, other family members and professionals. Find out how to find us and book your visit today!
People's experiences of RNIB Pears Centre
Watch our short videos and read what parents and professionals say about RNIB Pears Centre for Specialist Learning.
Download our brochure
Read about our specialist services and young people's stories in our latest brochure.
RNIB Pears Centre brochure (PDF, 688 KB)
Donate to RNIB Pears Centre now
Your donation can help us to provide wonderful experiences for children and young people with multiple disabilities and complex health needs who are blind or partially sighted, at RNIB Pears Centre for Specialist Learning.Donate now