When the school was first established in 1959 every pupil attended as a resident. Over the years things have changed and there is no longer a requirement for the school to provide such a facility. For the past ten years or so the school has had 25 residential places available on a flexible boarding basis. Pupils can stay at school to develop their personal, social and independence skills for between one and four nights per week depending on needs. The residential provision is not an alternative to care and exists to support a pupils wider learning and personal development. It serves as a further extension of the extended day provision.

All pupils can potentially become resident at the school. A place is agreed after discussion between pupil, parents and staff to identify why residence would be beneficial.