About Dawn House School

Dawn House School is part of I CAN, the children’s communication charity. I CAN’s mission is to ensure is that no child should be left out or left behind because of a difficulty speaking or understanding. Our vision is a world where all children have the communication skills they need to fulfil their potential and children and young people who struggle to communicate receive the help they need so that they can have a happy childhood, make progress at school and thrive as adults. I CAN’s Dawn House School was opened in 1974 as a school for children with speech, language and communication needs. Dawn House School was awarded Specialist School Status for ‘communication and interaction’ by the DCSF in January 2007 and awarded an ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted rating in 2018.

A team at Sheffield University interviewed adults who attended I CAN’s Dawn House as children. The study highlights the benefits of specialist provision for pupils with severe communication difficulties, and provides useful insight into some of the challenges facing this group of adults in later life.

Read about the latest from Dawn House School on the I CAN blog.

Find out more about I CAN at www.ican.org.uk

Links with other agencies

Dawn House School has links with a number of local and national organisations. Click here to learn more.

Visit Dawn House

The best way to experience what makes Dawn House School a great learning community is by visiting us in person! To arrange a visit to our school in Nottinghamshire, please call us on 01623 795361 or email us at dawnhouse@ican.org.uk

Included in our standard fees

Included in the standard fees are:

  • Speech and language therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Sensory Integration 


Financial Information

No school employees have a gross annual salary of £100,000 or more.

Please click here for the School's Financial Benchmarking