A window full of opportunity

Our mission is to empower and support young people with additional support needs to fulfil their life potential

Cantraybridge is a place of ambition.  We have a drive and energy to succeed in our belief that young people should be given the right to access continuing education beyond the school environment in an environment that is right for them. 

We know that young people with learning disabilities want three things in life:

  • A job
  • A home of their own
  • A significant other

We know this because this is what they tell us. Yet, it is not so simple when the everyday, expected actions of young people generally are inhibited because of our complex social systems. 

We are trying to make this simple by offering young people with learning disabilities the chance to:

  • Keep learning
  • Meet peers, friends, people in the community
  • Dream beyond the day-to-day reality of low expectations

Supporting young adults to reach their potential

About the College

Cantraybridge promotes the skills and talents of young people with disabilities. We champion the rights of young people by creating opportunities to learn and grow.


We support our students to develop skills equipping them for work. We empower our young people through a managed transition from college to enhance their employability.

Independent Living

We provide accommodation for 20 students attending College. Residents develop their independent living skills whilst they are here in preparation for living in a place of their own.

Cantraybridge Cafe and Venue Hire

Our Social Enterprise includes Cantraybridge Cafe and Venue Hire, our Market Garden and the visitor facilities at our Aviary department. We are open from Monday to Friday 12pm - 2pm

Latest news from Cantraybridge

4th December 2017

Visit from Junior World

What a day! Children from Junior World, Nairn, were left wide eyed at the animals they saw and touched at Cantraybridge College today. The visit came about as one of...

9th November 2017

New Eco classroom at Cantraybridge funded by the Gordon & Ena Baxter Foundation

Students and staff are overjoyed at Cantraybridge College, on seeing their new multipurpose outdoor classroom, funded by The George & Ena Baxter Foundation rise from the ground.  This building will...