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Woodlands School

The children and young people who attend our school are the centre of everything we do. Respect and ambition for each pupil are at the centre of the school, alongside a belief in each child's potential.

Our pupils have a wide range of learning needs including severe, profound and complex learning difficulties and many have a broad range of additional special educational needs including hearing or visual impairments, epilepsy or other health conditions and autistic spectrum disorder.

Following inspection Ofsted said:

Woodlands provides good education and outstanding care for its students. It is held in high esteem nationally, locally and by the local authority. Parents and carers have exceptionally positive relationships with the school and a typical comment offered by one was, ‘We could not ask more from the school team.'

Woodlands School has a range of appropriate resources: the most valuable being our highly specialist staff offering individual expertise and support for each of our exceptional pupils.

The commitment and stability of an experienced staff facilitates the further development of excellence year on year. Woodlands School is one of only a very small number of schools in the country that has been recognised as outstanding in four consecutive inspections by Ofsted.

Who to contact

Woodlands School Website

Where to go

Woodlands School
Whitegate Drive

Other Details


Age Ranges
From 2 years 6 months to 6 years

Local Offer


At Woodlands we personalise our offer as much as possible to meet the individual needs of the children and young people.  Within class, teachers plan for each child and young person, and try to find unique ways to unlock their potential.

We have a very wide range of choices and interventions within our curriculum which enrich our offer and give greater opportunity to meet additional needs.  To support this we use the expertise of a huge range of outside agencies and partnerships. They work with our young people but also train and support our staff in developing a greater skill base.

As a result, we think our curriculum has the flexibility needed to meet need whilst being creative, imaginative and stimulating. 

What type of SEN do we cater for?
Woodlands School caters for students with Complex Needs including those with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties, Severe Learning Difficulties and those with Multi-Sensory Impairments.

How will you support my child or young person with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)?

The head teacher has responsibility to oversee and plan the educational programme for your child, however this responsibility is delegated to the class teacher. Teachers work in partnership with parents and carers and the other professionals who support your child. 

We have an open door policy at Woodlands and parents are encouraged to contact us at any time to discuss their child’s progress. We also invite parents in to school on a termly basis to discuss their child’s progress.

Woodlands School SEND information
Local Offer Age Bands
Early Years (3-4 years)
Secondary (11-15 years)
Primary (5-10 years)
 Last updated: 11 May 2020