RNIB Pears Centre for Specialist Learning
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
For children and young people with multiple disabilities and complex health needs and visual impairments we offer:
- Education in our special school and nursery
- Up to 52-week residential care
- Nursing care for children with additional medical needs
- Short breaks and respite care
- Therapies and healthcare
- Outreach and training.
“Outstanding” school and children’s home
Our school and children’s home at RNIB Pears Centre are both graded “Outstanding” by Ofsted. Our nursing care for children with additional medical needs is also fully compliant with Care Quality Commission (CQC) standards.
Name change from Rushton
We were previously 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 visits from parents, carers, children, other family members and professionals. Find out about booking your visit and how to find us.
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