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The School Offer

 

Allestree Woodlands School is an 11-18 mixed secondary academy with 1300 PUPILS on roll. It is set on a large campus in the suburb of Allestree with a new building having been completed in 2016.

The new build incorporates a suite of SEN rooms with designated Hearing Impaired Classrooms. The school is an Enhanced Resource Facility for Hearing Impaired students and has specialist classes for deaf students. The school offers intervention lessons once per week for moderate to severe Dyslexic Students with a designated specialist teacher.

The school has a number of autistic students who attend mainstream lessons but are supported in class and through collaborative work with STEPs and have afternoon sessions together once a week.

We have excellent sports facilities including a swimming pool, a gym, floodlit Astroturf and tennis courts and various sports fields. School places can be sorted through the school’s admissions team. Mr. Greg Duffy, Assistant Headteacher is responsible for admissions working in partnership with the City Council.

We have an inclusive, holistic attitude and practice and will make reasonable adjustments to meet the needs of pupils with Special or Additional Educational Needs or disabilities. Classrooms are light and well equipped with interactive teaching boards in many rooms. Parents and young people are encouraged to come to visit the school in advance of an application and the school has a comprehensive transition programme for primary school learners including taster days, open evenings and subject specific teaching days.

The school has curriculum champions for Deafness, Dyslexia and ASD and has City wide recognition for its work with Deaf students, Dyslexic Students and Autistic Students.

All staff have had Epi Pen training and staff working with deaf students are qualified in British Sign Language.

The school has regular visits from the Educational Psychology Service, Audiology Service and other external services. The school has a full time first aider and some staff have extended First Aid training including defibrillator training.