Woodlands High School
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Special school
11 - 19

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Vincent Road
02920 561279

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Woodlands High School is a special school for pupils aged 11-19 years with a range of learning difficulties and disabilities. The school is in the Ely area of Cardiff. The area is one experiencing a high degree of social challenge and high levels of deprivation and disadvantage. However, the school’s intake is derived from all over the city of Cardiff. Seven per cent of pupils are looked after by the local authority and 46% of learners are eligible for free school meals. All pupils have a statement of special educational needs (SEN) for learning difficulties. A significant number of pupils have associated needs including physical, sensory and behavioural difficulties. Most pupils are able to communicate verbally on entry to the school. There is currently a group of four pupils who have a profound hearing loss in addition to their learning difficulties. Pupils are mainly admitted to the school in Year 7 but can enter at any later stage of their school career. In keeping with the school’s motto, ‘learning for living’, the majority of pupils transfer to further education and training when they leave school. There are 12 classes at the school and pupils are allocated to classes mainly by age. Pupils follow a mainly secondary school curriculum. Most pupils are from English-speaking backgrounds with 0.1% from Welsh first language families and 31.5% from other ethnic backgrounds that include Punjabi, Urdu, Bengali, Polish, Czech or Arabic as their first language.

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