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  • The Woodlands Academy
    Woodlands Drive
    North Yorkshire
    YO12 6QN
  • Head: Co Headteac Annette Fearn
  • T 01723 373260
  • F 01723 371715
  • E headteacher@woodl…
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  • A state special school for boys and girls aged from 2 to 16. Type of SEN provision: ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder; MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty; SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: North Yorkshire
  • Pupils: 78
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
      • Early years provision Good 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Good 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 1
    • 1 Full inspection 12th February 2015
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 19th January 2012
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What the school says...

The Woodlands School is a co-educational special school for pupils aged 2 - 16 who are experiencing moderate learning difficulties, autism or similar communication difficulties. In addition the school also has a Nursery and residential hostel accommodation for up to ten pupils.

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The Woodlands School is a co-educational special school for pupils aged 2–16 who are experiencing moderate learning difficulties, though we do have a significant number of pupils who have autism or similar communication difficulties. The school also has a Nursery and residential hostel accommodation for up to ten pupils. The full range of the National Curriculum is taught here, but in a way that is sympathetic to pupils with learning problems. At our school, we understand that some children learn at a slow pace and have a limited concentration span, that they may have a co-ordination problem or even sensory loss. We know that we must provide a warm accepting atmosphere so the pupils can have a positive and successful learning experience. Our resources too are special. Specialist teachers teach the pupils in small groups of approximately ten pupils with additional help from Teaching Assistants. This generous staffing means pupils receive a great deal of individual attention. A compact building encourages a family atmosphere and specialised equipment and a flexible organisation also improve the pupils’ scope for learning. The School Medical Service, the Learning Disabilities Team, the Educational Psychologist Service, Careers Education and Guidance and the Education Social Work Service all work closely with the school. Their help and advice can be easily sought. Altogether, The Woodlands School provides a very special environment of enhanced opportunities in which pupils can realise their educational potential and grow in self-esteem and confidence.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty Y
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health Y
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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