Special needs

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What is Special Needs Education?

Special Education is for students aged 3 to 21 with functional diversity as a result of intellectual and/or developmental disabilities who have specific educational support needs by significantly adapting the ordinary syllabus.

Who for?

The School is attended by students with special educational needs linked to permanent intellectual disability who reside in the capital of Valladolid and its province. Students, from 3 to 21 years of age, have a wide range of characteristics and vastly different educational needs.

The Centre

The Public-Private Special Needs School “El Pino de Obregón”, is run by The People Foundation Valladolid, and is attended by students aged 3 to 21 who have special and lifelong educational needs, linked to personal disability conditions: psychological, motor and sensory; and that require all areas of the Syllabus to be significantly adapted.

It is governed by an educational agreement with the Department of Education of the Government of Castile and León.

The school is attended by students from 3 to 21 years of age and offers the following:

Educational stages

  • Pre-school eduction: from 3 to 6 years for students with special educational needs. Private-Public.
  • ESO (Obligatory Secondary Education): 6-16 (includes Primary Education and Obligatory Secondary Education). Private-Public.
  • Post-Obligatory Education: 16-21 (currently developing the Transition to Adulthood Programme) Private-Public.

Where to find us

The El Pino de Obregón Special Education School has two centres. Both follow the Combined Schooling model. The school has been committed to this type of education for many years, in which the student attends the Special Education School as well as the Ordinary School.

Tórtola School

This is located in the Pajarillos neighbourhood. It is a small school where it is easier to forge relationships and share mutual knowledge.

Being located in a neighbourhood with all the services this entails fosters participation and autonomy, as well as social insertion.

The students who attend school come from ordinary primary and secondary schools, from the age of 12 all the way up to 21.

Our students all come from Ordinary Primary and Obligatory Secondary Education (ESO). They can enrol in our school from the age of 12 for their Compulsory Basic Education (EBO). They go on to enrol in the Transition to Adulthood Programme.

All students require extensive or intermittent support needs brought about by their intellectual disability. Furthermore, in some cases, they may even have some other associated disability. This school has a bathroom adapted in accordance with current regulations and a platform that provides access to both floors (semi-basement and mezzanine).

Combined schooling

This type of schooling acts as a receiving institution for students from Integration Schools (Primary and Obligatory Secondary Education).

Where are we?

Find us at calle Tórtola, 7 – Valladolid

Telephone: 983.293822 

El Pino Headquarters

This school is in a natural environment on the outskirts of Valladolid, putting outdoor activities within reach. It has good public transport links, so urban knowledge activities can be carried out in the city. Students attend school at the age of three or at older ages from ordinary schools.

  • We have outdoor sports facilities playground, movement room equipped with elements for sensory integration activities, basal and multisensory stimulation rooms… not to mention different audiovisual material that supports the teaching-learning process (digital whiteboards, touch screen computers, tablets, Wii…) 


Where are we?

Find us at camino Viejo de Simancas Km. 4,5 Valladolid

Telephone: +34 983.475646 elpino.deobregon@fundacionpersonas.es


  • Guidance
  • Physiotherapy
  • Hearing and speech
  • Stimulation
  • Inclusive activities
  • Musical Activities
  • Cutting-edge technologies
  • Outings
  • Combined schooling
  • Work experience
  • Communication Systems
  • Specialised therapies:
  • Orofacial, respiratory, hydrotherapy, animal-assisted.

Complementary Services

We offer complementary lunch and transportation services, freely chosen by families, with prior authorisation from the Provincial Directorate to agee on how much they have to pay. Families may request grants from the Ministry of Education.


The canteen has auxiliary staff. There are a range of menus adapted to the characteristics of the students, textured, special diets for allergies, low-calorie, high-calorie, intolerances…


Ordinary transportation is available, provided by a hired coach, that covers the entire city of Valladolid.

The school has its own adapted vans for students with have reduced mobility that collect and drop them off in the city and province.

The Tórtola School has van that picks students up at the bus station and takes them to school.

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