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National Star College

Founded in 1967, National Star is a National charity that prepares young people with disabilities for adulthood and supports them to realise their aspirations. With world–class learning it provides via an Ofsted outstanding college to specialist therapies, residential services, work based training, social enterprises and work in the wider community, the charity is driven by its vision for a world in which people with disabilities are able to realise their potential as equal and active citizens in control of their lives.

Rated “Outstanding” by both Ofsted & CQC and Winner of the TES Sen Award for “Outstanding Specialist Provider” 2019

National Star creates stimulating and vibrant environments where young people and adults with disabilities are given the skills, opportunities and confidence they need to live their lives independently and to the full.

They also become fully involved in making decisions about things that affect them – and all of us. Together we campaign to help break down the barriers they face in environments, attitudes and organisations so they can participate as equal and active citizens.

We’re here to help you create your brighter future. Whether you want to discover more about the world around you, actively contribute to the community or gain a job or voluntary role after college, National Star is the place for you.

With campuses in Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Wales you can learn with us on a full or part–time basis as a residential or day student, depending upon where you live.

There is no such thing as a ‘typical’ National Star student. We celebrate the diversity of all learners, who bring something vibrant and special to college. We work with young people with a range of complex and multiple learning and physical disabilities, so we know you’ll fit right in and soon see National Star College as your ‘home from home’.


  • Aquatic therapy
  • Sensory therapy, Drama therapy, Music therapy, Play therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Positive behaviour support
  • Rebound therapy
  • Respiratory support and management
  • Speech and language therapy

Who to contact

Contact Name
Nick Podmore
Contact Position
Admissions Officer
National Star Website


National Star College
Ullenwood manor
Ullenwood Manor Road
GL53 9QU

Other Details


Referral required
Last updated: 04/03/2021
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