About Us

Potton Homes is an independent provider of residential care and education committed to children and young people with complex needs, challenging behaviours and moderate learning difficulties. The Company operates in the South East of England serving over 25 local authorities including the London Boroughs.

Our establishments operate on a 52 week residential basis and are dedicated to providing education, care and therapeutic services of the highest quality to help each student and resident to develop their range of skills and maximise their full potential.

Our Company

Founded by its Managing Director Sue Potton in 2008, Potton Homes currently employs around 25 staff in its establishments, which include; Island Lodge – in Canvey Island, Essex and its new home in Westcliff-on-Sea and Ocean Lodge Independent School also in Westcliff-on-Sea.

The Company provides a full national curriculum in its school and vocational training throughout its education services. Access to and integration with the wider community plays a pivotal role in the development of our students and residents.

Links with local businesses have enabled our young people to access a variety of experiences, including exhibiting artwork, working on environmental projects and even gaining employment with local retailers and construction companies.

Our Vision

To provide a holistic and nurturing approach to personalised education and care that rebuilds the foundations of success.

To remove barriers to learning in order to inspire and empower children to develop self belief, confidence, and achieve their potential.

To build resilience in children by providing a high quality specialised support framework in which children are able to develop strong and positive relationships.