Access School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary & Secondary
Special school
5 - 16
Other independent special school

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Holbrook Villa Farm
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School Description

Building positive relationships to support pupils to re-engage with learning is the key focus of Access School. Pupils appreciate the fact that the staff understand them. As a result, they trust the staff, and this helps them to feel safe. When pupils join the school, many have been out of education for some time. Pupils often have no interest in learning and struggle to work alongside their peers. Staff, supported by leaders, work well as a team to help pupils manage their behaviour. They work tirelessly to get pupils to a point where pupils are ready to learn. The school is aware that pupils need to experience high-quality teaching and learning, underpinned by a therapeutic approach, to prepare them for the next stage of their education and training. As a result, with the backing of the proprietor body, they have made many improvements to improve the curriculum and wider enrichment activities that pupils experience. Nonetheless, the school is keen to improve the quality of education even more. Parents and carers are overwhelmingly positive about the school. They value the fact that the staff understand their children and never give up on them.

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This school is independently managed and its admission criteria may be selective. There is no set catchment area as pupils are admitted from a wide variety of postcodes and, in the case of boarding schools, from outside the UK. Contact the school directly or visit their website for more information on Admissions Policy and Procedures.