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        Building bespoke SEND environments


        Case Study: 

        Building bespoke SEND environments 

        Boston Endeavour Academy is a newly built special school for children age 2-19 with a range of learning difficulties and disabilities, located in the market town of Boston, Lincolnshire.

        It opened to 100 pupils in September 2021 building to 140 over the coming few years. It features many state of the art facilities including therapy rooms classrooms and a hydrotherapy pool. 

        Key Considerations:

        • Installing ceiling hoists within multi-height ceilings 
        • Large spans are required throughout
        • Requires bespoke solution 


        Working in collaboration with Kier and Wates Construction on this state of the art academy, our Astor OT200 hoisting system and Sensory Integration Swings have provided safe, supportive and comfortable accessibility to the children, allowing them to thrive in their educational setting. 

        Main Equipment:

        Astor OT200 ceiling hoist

        • H system
        • Bespoke track system
        • Room to room gates
        • Turntables
        • Sensory Integration Swings

        “ The ceiling hoists are infinitely more convenient for supporting pupils from chairs to the floor to complete their work and postural changes. No longer having to rely on mobile hoists increases the space available that can be deployed for learning activities. 

        The tracking in the pool area allows for speedy transitions to changing rooms reducing waiting times and the number of staff required to support transitions. 

        The Sensory Integration swings have become a much-valued resource for supporting the regulation of many pupils. The advice given by Astor Bannerman representatives to be reliable and leading to excellent outcomes in terms of the resources for our pupils..” 

        Richard Gamman, Headteacher Boston Endeavour Academy 


        • Complete ceiling hoist solution
        • Multiple height ceilings with a variety of structures
        • H System installed, room to room gates, turntables and bespoke structural support

        Collaboration is key 

        Working closely with the architect, construction company and Head Teacher ensured a smooth and timely delivery of the overall project . 

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