The Village understands the value of ECA’s, they provide a platform for the students to develop life experience and participate in activities that are catered to their unique requirements. We offer a variety of ECA’s, some of which are listed below.

Horse Therapy

Children at The Village are offered the opportunity to attend weekly horse riding sessions. These take place at local stables which offer great experience with special needs children. Children attend in small groups, working individually with a horse and a groom. The children are supported to build a relationship with the horse which includes grooming and feeding. Horse riding also supports their physical development, working on building core muscle strength and balance.


There are many benefits of swimming for children with special educational needs, particularly for children with autism and behavioural problems. Swimming can help to ease repetitive behaviours, act as a positive social outlet, increase attention span, relieve sensory overload, build confidence and boost mental skills. Not to mention keeping you healthy and active.

Community Visits

The timetable at The Village includes Life Skills sessions, one aspect of this is community learning. The children take part in visits to local shops, parks and cafes. These visits promote independence in a range of situations, with staff available to support when necessary. The children enjoy these visits and make the most of the opportunity to be independent. 

Community Links

Over the last year we have begun to make links with the other local international schools. Currently we are working with pupils from a local secondary school to decorate the outside area of school. These pupils visit The Village weekly to design and paint the walls with murals. Previously pupils have also organized our sports day. We are looking to extend these links and if you are interested in being involved in a project please contact the school at or by clicking here.