About Us

Aims and Ethos

The Stable School was founded in 2019 by two teachers who wanted to create an education system that didn’t try to put square pegs into round holes. The Stable School is a supportive family who celebrates that each child is individual and unique. We adopt a trauma informed and psychoeducational approach to support young people with social, emotional and mental health barriers to learning. 

At The Stable School we are proud to be independent and led by a strong moral compass. Innovation, nurture, and integrity are the drivers for positive outcomes for all our children.  We aim for all our pupils to leave our school with the skills, knowledge, and attitudes to contribute positively to their communities and to lead happy and fulfilled lives.

Our Values




Our fantastic staff team

Our fantastic staff team work incredibly hard to support the pupils to be the best they can be. The Proprietors are The Happy Learning Centre, owned and managed by Dan and Katie Vincent

Leadership team

Headteacher – Beth Whittaker

Head of School at The barn site – Dave Parry

Head of School at The Gatehouse site – Andy Falker

Head of vulnerable learners and Desiganted Safeguarding Lead – Linda Differ

HR Manager – Jane Ludford

Buisness manager – Tracy Vincent

Site manager – Chris Vincent

Head of policy and procedure – Phil Saint 

The Barn site

Head of School – Dave Parry

Pupil and relationships manager – Denise

KS2 staff:

Teachers – Matt, Bob

Support staff: Daisy, Jess, Lucy, Wendi, Megan, Luke

KS3 leader – Becca

KS3 staff:

Teachers – Becca, Laura, Ethan

Support staff: Lisa, Bailee, Lou, Marc.

School chef – Birgitta 

Therapy staff:

Alana, Kate


The Gatehouse site

Head of School – Andy Falker

Pupil provision manager and Deputy DSL – Vickie 

Pupil mentor and provision manager – Emma (on maternity leave)

Administrator and Deputy DSL – Bonny

KS3 staff:

Teacher – Claire

Support staff: Sam 

Skills and equailty curriculum lead – Helen 

KS4 staff:

Teachers – Helen, Karen, Hannah, Baz

Careers and vocational subjects lead – Melissa

Support staff – Shelia, Dom, Trudy, Amy,  Janine, Nikki, 

Therapy staff:

Alethea, Kate


Staff working across both sites:

Designated teacher and integrated approaches Practitioner – Jo 

Assistant SENCO – Nicola

Literacy lead and teacher – Sally

Exams officer- Karen 

Therapy team:

Occupational therapist – Charlotte

Speech and Language therapists – Hannah and Kirsty

Counsellor – Beth

Psycotherapist and family therapist – Helena 

Local Advisory Board members:

Gavin, Rob, Bob, Dan, Linda, Beth, Tess 

Email for admissions: consults@thestableschool.co.uk

Email for general enquiries: Bonnie@thestableschool.co.uk

Email for job vacancy enquiries: Jane@thestableschool.co.uk 

Email for school business and finance enquiries: Tracy@thestableschool.co.uk

Phone number: 01202


The Stable school                       

12 Dudmoor Farm Road           



BH23 6AQ