Paces Sheffield

Paces is a leading specialist centre for children with neurological disorders, which affect their movement, communication, sensory and learning development. The charity was founded by parents of children with cerebral palsy in the early 1990s and established to provide Conductive Education for children up to the age of 19 to develop independence skills in readiness for mainstream life.

Paces began as Parents’ Action for Conductive Education, which later became Positive Action for Conductive Education Sheffield when the charity was established by parents on the site of the old High Green secondary school in 1997.

Conductive education explicitly teaches children with a brain injury the skills that ordinary children learn spontaneously. The neuroplasticity of the brain allows undamaged parts of the brain to take over new functions so children can learn by experience.

CE connects thought, language and movement together to provide a full active learning experience in a group setting, encouraging learning through purposeful movement.  Paces is a specialist centre, charity and school for individuals with Cerebral Palsy and motor disorders.

Paces are proud to support children at Paces School, and adults through Paces Conductive Living – together they truly offer something special; life-changing skills through conductive education, in an environment that is fun, where friendships are developed, and everyone feels like they belong.

Paces is based in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, but support individuals and families of all ages across the UK.

Our primary focus is to help a person of any age who has a condition of a neurological origin that affects their physical and learning ability. We also offer support to their families and carers. We do this through the following programmes and activities:


  • Nursery/Early Years
  • Outreach
  • Primary Education
  • Secondary Education

Adult Services:

  • Paces Conductive Living
  • Condition specific: Cerebral Palsy; Stroke; Parkinson’s & Multiple Sclerosis

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