Northgate School and Arts College (Special) - The Place to Bee

Type of service:
Northgate School Arts College, 67-69 Harborough Road, Kingsthorpe, Northampton, Northamptonshire NN2 7SH
Telephone number:
01604 720505
Service description:

The Place to Bee is a brand-new venture based in Kingsthorpe. It is part of Northgate School Arts College and The Bee Hive. It offers young adults (aged 19-25) with learning disabilities the opportunities to follow a vocational pathway into customer service and retail. Service-users are mentored by job coaches and a small team of staff.

Independence, teamwork, knowledge, and self-esteem are developed through hands-on learning and mentoring within a café, sweetshop, and life-skills flat. The Place to Bee aims to develop skills to prepare service-users for the world of work and employability. The café is dog-friendly and has an outside seating area.

All the activities carried out within The Place to Bee are essential to running a fully functional business. Service-users are an integral part of the team, and staff encourage everyone to reach their full potential.


  • Barista
  • Customer Service & Hospitality
  • Food Hygiene
  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH)
Personal Budgets can be used to fund places for service users. Sessions are £60 a day.
Age range:
19 years - 25 years
Opening hours:
Monday 09:30 - 16:00
Tuesday 09:30 - 16:00
Wednesday 09:30 - 16:00
Thursday 09:30 - 16:00
Friday 09:30 - 16:00
Eligibility criteria:
  • Age - Adulthood (18-25)
Referral route:
  • Professional referral
  • Self referral
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