The Hive – Introduction




The Hive is a specialist centre for children from the age of 4 up to 11 with communication and interaction needs (COIN).

The purpose built building comprises two classrooms with attached outdoor areas as well as two additional group rooms and a therapy room, allowing the children space to be withdrawn to work on their own personalised learning in an environment with minimal distraction.

The two classes in The Hive are:

Honeybees (for children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2)

Bumblebees (for children in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6)

The Hive opened in September 2020 and will build up to its full capacity of 21 children across these two classes in September 2023.

At The Hive, we aim to ensure that all our children:

  • Have access to the specialist support and resources required to meet their individual targets
  • Work independently, in small groups and as part of a whole mainstream class
  • Are included in all aspects of life at Bell Farm