Learning to live, living to learn
For referrals email Angus Burnett or call 01865 300202

Welcome to the Mulberry Bush Organisation

The Mulberry Bush is a not-for-profit charity consisting of The Mulberry Bush School, a non-maintained residential special school working with vulnerable and severely traumatised primary aged children and their families from across England and Wales, MBOX Teaching School our outreach and training department and The National Centre for Therapeutic Residential and Foster Care.




Please contact Angus if you need to discuss or arrange a referral.

01865 300202 ext 228



Transforming Troubled Lives Together


Providing hope and positive outcomes for troubled children who are looking for a way to learn and live again.

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By improving the life chances and social inclusion of traumatised children and young people, we create a long-term benefit to society by reducing their anti-social behaviour and its impact on families, schools and communities.

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Behaviour Support for Schools and Professionals MBOX (Mulberry Bush OXfordshire) helping those who help others. National Specialist Outreach for Social Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties (SEBD)

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Transforming Troubled Lives Together – The National Centre for Therapeutic Residential and Foster Care. Promoting Therapeutic Child Care, Social Pedagogy and Trauma Informed Practice.

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Latest News

The Rahul Moodgal Prize for Therapeutic Child Care

This year we have launched the Rahul Moodgal Prize for Therapeutic Child Care, which will be awarded each year to one Foundation Degree student to celebrate their overall contribution to Therapeutic Child Care through the Foundation Degree course.   We are delighted to announce that the winner of the inaugural prize is Annabelle Rose, a teacher more »

A Fresh Start

Katie Jarvis, a feature writer on Cotswold Life, spent a morning at the Mulberry Bush and then wrote this most illuminating article: A Fresh Start. What is particularly interesting about this article is how it describes the great breadth of therapy offered at the school.     Read the most recent article about the Mulberry Bush more »

The 14th Mulberry Bush Women of the Year Lunch

Our two wonderful speakers this year were Jane Garvey the Woman’s Hour presenter, and Rachel Kelly author of a best-selling memoir Black Rainbow, in which she describes how poetry helped her overcome depression. Over 200 women enjoyed a delicious lunch in the historic dining hall at Balliol College, Oxford while listening to two entertaining and inspiring speakers.   We more »