The 10s

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The 10s

2011

Art, performing arts, therapy and residential facilities are developed. StarBistro at Ullenwood is built. A residential respite service is launched.

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2012 Ofsted

2012

An Ofsted inspection grades National Star as Outstanding.

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National Star College students and facilitators playing the game Jenga.

2012

Lake House is refurbished for students who need a quieter environment.

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2014

2014

Foundation House opens to provide long-term residential provision. StarBistro at Royal Crescent, Cheltenham, opens. Steps into Work, a supported internship programme, is launched. National Star opens a new day provision in Hereford.

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2015

2015

Bradbury Gardens, purpose-built residential accommodation, opens in the centre of Cheltenham. National Star students join colleagues outside the Houses of Parliament in their Right Not a Fight campaign. National Star and its students are the focus of a three-part TV series called The Unbreakables for BBC Three.

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Learning in Wales

2016

National Star opens new day provision at Mamhilad in Wales. Long-term accommodation in Malvern is acquired and Manor Barn is bought at Ullenwood.

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3d map

2017

Two National Star students use 3D printing technology to create a map to enable a fellow classmate to be more independent.

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Joe's story

Joe’s story

National Star gave Joe the freedom to become his own person when he joined the college from 2011 to 2014.

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Jon's story

Jon Veal’s story

Jon experienced a brain injury when he was 19 years-old. He studied at National Star from 2010 to 2014 and now lives in Foundation House, our long-term accommodation in Gloucester.

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