The School Offer
Allestree Woodlands School is an 11-18 mixed secondary academy with 1250 PUPILS on roll. It is set on a large campus in the suburb of Allestree with a pending new build over the next 18 months commencing in January 2015 until approximately September 2016
The new build will incorporate 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 as well as Dyslexic Students with a designated specialist teacher.
The school has a small 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. Our attendance officer and assistant head responsible for admissions.
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 been awarded ARTS MARK and Healthy School status, as well as chamions of Deafness, Dyslexia and ASD.
All staff have had Epi Pen training and staff working with deaf students are qualified in Britsh Sign Language.
The school has regular visits from the Educational Psychology Service, Audiology Service and other external services. The school has a full time nurse and some staff have extended First Aid training including defibrillator training. The school has City wide recognition for its work with Deaf students, Dyslexic Students and Autistic Students.