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Hillcrest Oathill Lodge

Hillcrest Oathill Lodge

Hillcrest Oathill Lodge


Key Features

Age range: 12 – 16yrs
Gender: Girls
No. of Children: 7
Category: SEMH
Education: Hillcrest Park School
Ofsted Rating: Good

Ofsted Report

“Children and young people make good progress in many aspects of their lives because of the care and support they receive from staff.”

Download a copy of the Ofsted report here.

Philosophy of Care

Hillcrest Oathill Lodge offers young people the chance to work in and experience living in groups. The home was opened by Hillcrest in response to requests from our local authority partners for a rural provision for girls at risk from an urban environment.

The home works with girls who abscond, present sexualised behaviour and who pose challenging behaviour. By setting clear boundaries and having high expectations, the girl’s behaviours are managed through building higher self esteem and enhancing positive self image.

Hillcrest Oathill Lodge is able to offer semi independence training in its own self contained flat by enabling the residents to follow a programme of independent training living.

Therapeutic Provision

Our therapeutic model recognises that all the people we support are individual and our provision is tailored to meet their needs and wishes from the point of admission and throughout their journey with us.

Clinical support is led by the Head of Clinical Services and is delivered by a core team of clinicians to include Clinical Psychologists, Forensic Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Speech & Language Therapists.

Each service’s designated team will reflect the needs of the children and young people that live and learn within the schools and or homes, however additional support can also be accessed from other specialists within the wider Clinical Team. This enables us to be responsive to any newly identified, time limited or changing needs of an individual throughout their placement with us.

Offering highly specialised assessment, consultation, reflective practice supervision and bespoke training, the Clinical Team work directly with education and care staff teams to develop a shared understanding of the children, the resources and the practices needed. This ensures that we deliver the highest quality provision which maximises each person’s quality of life and personal achievements.

Within our specialist schools the clinicians aim to reduce potential barriers to learning and educational success by working directly with the children and young people in line with their ECHP recommendations.
Our evidence informed models are based on best practice guidance and are governed through the Outcomes First Governance Framework.


Education is provided at nearby Park School, registered with Ofsted and catering for children aged 8-16yrs from Hillcrest’s own homes in the area. Education is provided in a structured and caring environment and planned to meet both academic and pastoral needs of the children.

The education provision is continuously developing and is flexible to the needs of the individuals as well as the demands of the National Curriculum.


Young people enjoy a range of activities such as: swimming, athletics, health & beauty, camping, horse riding, guides, holidays away and day trips to local centres, as well as outward bound activities.

Referrals and Admissions

Our aim is to match the needs of each individual child placed in our care. Wherever possible admissions should be planned and involve all family and professionals so as to ensure each placement has the best possible start.

To make a referral please contact our Referrals Team.

Tel: 03458 727477
Email [email protected]

Information For Young People

A message from the manager:

Hi my name is Roy, when you arrive here you will have plenty of opportunities to express yourself through a range of sports, drama clubs, outdoor pursuits, urban street dance, horse riding and other things. We are ideally situated for all “shopaholics” with Bicester, Oxford and Birmingham all within easy reach. I am sure you will enjoy your stay with us.

Download Young Persons Guide.

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