Welcome to Elmwood

The Governors of Elmwood & Penrose Federation and the IEB of Avalon School propose to form a Hard Federation of the three schools with effect from 1 September 2021. CONSULTATION PERIOD: The consultation period will start on 11 May 2021 and will close at Midday on 28 June 2021.

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Welcome to Elmwood School

I would like to welcome you to Elmwood School and hope that you will find our website informative. 

Elmwood School is a secondary school which caters for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities aged between 11 and 19 years. 

I am very proud of everyone at Elmwood School, we have a team of very dedicated and passionate staff who work hard for every student and strive for excellence in everything that they do. 

I am also very proud of our students and everything they achieve.

We welcome visitors at Elmwood School, if you would like to visit the school or have any questions about our work, please contact the school office on the contact details below.

Helen Farnell

Executive Headteacher

Elmwood is one of two special schools in the Elmwood & Penrose Federation. We have a number of pathways a student can follow depending on their individual needs. 

Students in Key Stage 3, generally follow the National Curriculum. Students are assigned to a tutor base and they stay with this teacher and group of learners for all subjects except English and Maths. For the Core subjects which take place each morning, students are streamed into appropriate groups. They work with different teachers and with different students.

Students in Key Stage 4 follow an accredited curriculum. This is still based around the National Curriculum, but is focused on preparing our students for adult life and their next steps in education and learning. 

For students who have complex learning and sensory needs, they follow the Multi-Sensory Curriculum. This is an early developmental curriculum which focuses on embedding key skills.

Elmwood School is co-located with Robert Blake Science College, this co-location enables our students to access specialist teaching spaces within a mainstream secondary school, these include Music and Drama, Food Technology, Design and Technology and Science. 

Elmwood School has exclusive use of a range of outdoor areas including Adventure Play, Games court, sensory garden, orchard and horticulture area and use of shared areas for multi-sports and forest school activities. 

Elmwood School has a seperate sixth form - The Jean Rees Centre which is based on Chilton Trinity Campus. 

Click here for more information about our SEND Local Offer.

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