RNIB Sunshine House School and Residence

Our specialist school and residence is for blind and partially sighted children with significant learning difficulties and disabilities.

Based in Northwood, Middlesex, we offer a safe and supportive environment that helps children achieve their full potential.

Learning at RNIB Sunshine House School

We take children from the ages of two to 14. Our teaching team is highly skilled and qualified in working with children with visual impairments and a range of learning difficulties and disabilities. 

We also work in alliance with The Eden Academy. This means we are part of a family of local special schools working together to share expertise and to offer children and families access to a greater range of activities and high quality resources. 

Staying at RNIB Sunshine House Residence

Our home is open to children from two to 16 years old, and children who don’t attend our school are also welcome to stay with us. We offer a range of flexible options for daycare, as well overnight and short stays. Find out more about Staying at Sunshine House.

Parents and carers

We work closely with parents, carers and family members to ensure our children get the best chances to learn and develop. We have a dedicated page for our parents and carers here. Plus find out how you can get involved.

Play and support sessions

Whether your child is just a few months old or in primary school, our family services offer something for everyone. Our varied sessions include events involving all the family and sessions where children can be left in our care. Find out more about Play and support at Sunshine House.

Ofsted reports

It’s great when people recognise our dedication and commitment to our children. We’ve had some great feedback from Ofsted, following visits to both our school and home. Read our latest Ofsted reports.

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Latest news

October 2014 - we are delighted that our education and care are both rated 'Outstanding' by Ofsted following recent inspections of our school and residence.

Contact us

We welcome visits and enquiries from parents, carers, children, other family members and professionals. You can phone us on 01923 82 25 38 or email shsadmin@rnib.org.uk.

Donate now

Right now we can only reach one in three of the people who need our help most. Please make a donation and help us support more blind and partially sighted people.

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