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Grow 19 College

We are a small College for learners aged 19-25 with SEND.

At Grow 19 we are committed to empowering our learners develop the skills and confidence to become as independent as possible and achieve across all aspects of their life.

We set high expectations; learners must be willing to work hard and are encouraged to take pride in what they achieve. We have developed an exciting and inclusive curriculum to meet the diverse needs of all our learners. We have developed outstanding relationships with employers and organisations within local communities across the Maidstone and Malling area and work together to provide opportunities for learning and work experience.

College life is different from School, it is an adult environment with a positive learning culture. We offer individual coaching and mentoring to support our learners throughout their time at Grow 19 and when the time is right also support their transition into either employment, supported employment, volunteering or social care.

Who to contact

01732 848289

Where to go

Grow 19
The East Malling Centre
Chapman Way
East Malling
ME19 6SD

When is it on?

Date & Time Information
9.30am - 4pm on Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri 8.30am - 4.30pm on Thurs
Session Information
Pathway 1 & 2 Learners attend Mon - Thursday Pathway 3 Learners attend Tues - Friday

Other Details

Referral required?
Age Range
Autism, Communication and interaction, Language difficulty, Learning difficulty,

Local Offer

Local Offer Disabilities
Learning difficulty
Language difficulty
Communication and interaction
Local Offer Age Bands
Transitions to Adulthood (16+)
Needs Level
SEN Provision Type
Special school

Special Needs Support

Learner consultations happen 3 times a year. 


A range of strategies are used, personalised to the learner's needs, with an emphasis of developing self-help skills and independence.

We are a specialist setting that tailors the learning and support to a learner's needs and interests. This may include visual supports, technologies, tutorials, coaching & mentoring or/and therapies

Progress is formally reviewed three times a year using a basket of indicators, but is monitored throughout. Parent / carers are invited to reviews in agreement with the learner.

All our learners have an EHCP and SEND.  All our courses and activities involve community and workplace inclusion.   

The college is set on ground level and is accessible to those with mobility difficulties. It does not currently have a changing suite. 

Transition taster days are organised, together with communication with the learner, parent/carer and learner's current setting

Contact 01732 848289 or to arrange a visit. 

Parent/ Carer views are sought at formal reviews, together with parent surveys, plus an ongoing and the college open approach for discussion and engagement.


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