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Woodstar School is a special educational needs school for children aged 3-11 who have movement disorders due to conditions such as cerebral palsy, acquired brain injury or global development delay.

We focus on developing the key skills they need for everyday living and lifelong learning: communication, thinking and problem-solving, independence, physical development and self-care.

We teach the National Curriculum Key Stage 1 and 2 subjects of Maths, English, Science and Computing through our Learning for Living active curriculum, with integrated Conductive Education where it is appropriate, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, sensory integration therapy, Rebound therapy and music therapy.

We use a Total Communication approach to speech and language skills to enable each child to have an effective means of communication.

We also encourage the children to take part in structured play and activities that they initiate, which helps foster their social development and independence. We encourage each child to be as physically active as possible.

Our full-time onsite therapy provision is one of many factors that make Woodstar School so extraordinary.  It means that our pupils can participate in all school activities with the minimum of disruption, rather than spending time travelling to and from medical and therapy appointments.

 

Meeting your child’s needs

Every child who comes to Woodstar School has different abilities and challenges. Therefore, we adapt our SEN approach to meet each child’s individual needs so that they can enjoy and get the most out of the lessons and other activities.

We set targets for each child and monitor their progress every week, reporting back to their parents.

 

 

Dual placements

We are committed to offering our pupils the best opportunities to suit their learning needs. For some children, this may include a part-time dual placement in other educational settings, such as mainstream schools or nurseries.

 

Admissions

If you’d like an assessment for your child to join Woodstar School, please fill in this form.

Please read our  Admissions Policy and read about our admissions process.