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  • Woodlands Academy
    Partney Road
    PE23 5EJ
  • Head: Mr Chris Armond
  • T 01790 753902
  • F 01790 755 640
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • A state special school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 16 with social, emotional and mental health needs.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Lincolnshire
  • Pupils: 71; 6 girls, 65 boys
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 17th April 2015
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 22nd November 2011
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

An exceptional school that is meeting a specific need kindly, calmly and effectively. Pupils have the opportunity to study up to the equivalent of eight GCSEs and one bright spark is studying Latin; great to see provision made for this. Food tech and DT popular with an off-site workshop for the more proficient engineers. Great to see photos of motorbikes that have been rebuilt or worked on by the pupils shown with pride ...

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What the school says...

Specialist secondary school for pupils with SEMH.

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Since 2013, Chris Armond. Degree from Leeds in physical education followed by a NPQH. Started career as a PE teacher in mainstream but liked the more challenging children so started working in the evenings at a residential EBD school. ‘I got a buzz out of working with these children.’ Spent a year in the US as a soccer coach before returning to the UK as a PE teacher at a residential BESD school in Lincolnshire. Has worked in all three BESD senior schools in Lincolnshire before getting first headship here. Initially appointed as acting head, arrived as a troubleshooter after allegations made in 2012 against some staff, all unsubstantiated and no charges brought. Turned the school around by appointing new staff, losing others and keeping excellent ones. Made head in 2013 with school classed...

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Who came from where

Who goes where

Special Education Needs

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
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
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
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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Interpreting catchment maps

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Where the map is not coloured we have no record in the previous three years of any pupils being admitted from that location based on the options chosen.

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Further reading

If there are more applicants to a school than it has places for, who gets in is determined by which applicants best fulfil the admissions criteria.

Admissions criteria are often complicated, and may change from year to year. The best source of information is usually the relevant local authority website, but once you have set your sights on a school it is a good idea to ask them how they see things panning out for the year that you are interested in.

Many schools admit children based on distance from the school or a fixed catchment area. For such schools, the cut-off distance will vary from year to year, especially if the school give priority to siblings, and the pattern will be of a central core with outliers (who will mostly be siblings). Schools that admit on the basis of academic or religious selection will have a much more scattered pattern.

*The coloured areas outlined in black are Census Output Areas. These are made up of a group of neighbouring postcodes, which accounts for their odd shapes. These provide an indication, but not a precise map, of the school’s catchment: always refer to local authority and school websites for precise information.

The 'hotter' the colour the more children have been admitted.

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sometimes, but not in this year

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