Wize Up
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Special school
11 - 16
Other independent special school

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Pupils with SEN support
579 Westhorne Avenue

School Description

Pupils start here on either short- or long-term placements. Many have been out of school for a long time. Each pupil is treated as an individual. Everyone works together to make sure pupils’ physical and emotional well-being come first. Pupils feel listened to and are well looked after. Staff have high expectations for pupils’ personal development. Leaders provide effective one-to-one support and therapy that help pupils to improve their behaviour and social skills. Most pupils behave well and staff deal with any disruption calmly. Pupils learn how to stay safe, including in relation to bullying and its consequences. They say that bullying is rare and dealt with quickly. Pupils succeed at Wize Up. Many go back to mainstream school. Others stay and go on to achieve qualifications that prepare them for their future lives. Those who stay are fully supported in finding the right courses for when they leave school. Leaders design a broad curriculum to meet individual needs. However, it could include more activities and courses that would help pupils to fully develop their talents and interests. In some subjects, planning and teaching could be adapted more successfully to help pupils remember their previous learning.

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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.