As an open entry school, Carey attracts students with a wide range of abilities. At any given time, the school population includes students who require specialist intervention and provision beyond the classroom. Carey is committed to discovering and providing the best learning conditions for all students with individual needs, in an environment that promotes intellectual, social, emotional, physical and spiritual well-being.

Senior School Learning Development assists in the development of strategies designed to support each student to reach their maximum potential in all aspects of school life, to encourage individual talent and to provide opportunities and skills that allow effective learning to take place.

Learning Development teachers provide individual or group sessions to facilitate learning for students with specific academic needs, communicate the students' teaching requirements to teachers and develop strategies to best meet their needs. Tuition is provided to develop effective literacy skills, study skills and organisational strategies. As appropriate, Special Provision arrangements are made to complete examinations.