Sunshine House School

Sunshine House School: Update 2021

The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) is delighted to confirm that the transfer of the Sunshine House School to The Eden Academy has been completed, with the transfer marking the first phase of exciting plans by the Academy. 

As of 1 September 2021, pupils continue to be educated at the Sunshine House site as part of the Eden Academy, which has managed the school on behalf of RNIB for several years. Eden Academy is in the process of developing a brand new purpose-built facility, Pinn River School, which is hoped will open in the next two years. 

This development is a positive step in supporting pupils with visual and multi-sensory impairments, with Pinn River School providing more places and modern facilities for all pupils. Current pupils at Sunshine House will transfer to Pinn River upon completion.

Commenting on the transfer, David Clarke, Director of Services for RNIB, said: “We've worked closely with colleagues from The Eden Academy for over a decade and know their passion and professionalism. We strongly believe that this transfer, and the future integration into Pinn River School, will further our shared vision to provide outstanding education for pupils with visual and multi-sensory impairments.” 

For more information on the school, please visit The Eden Academy's website.