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6 - 14
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Church Lane

School Description

Woodlands is a caring and nurturing place. The proprietor body, leaders and staff have high expectations of all pupils. Together, they enable pupils who have previously experienced long periods out of school to re-engage with their learning and achieve well. A high proportion of pupils move on to mainstream education. Pupils develop very positive relationships with staff. This enables them to foster trust and respect for adults. Staff know pupils well. Pupils are supported to develop their confidence and resilience. Over time, their behaviour improves. Most pupils behave well and work hard in lessons. Pupils who spoke with inspectors said that they feel safe. They know that staff will resolve any issues, should they arise. Pupils are tolerant of each other’s differences. They said that the rare instances of bullying are sorted out quickly and effectively. Pupils’ learning is enhanced by a wide range of trips. Pupils enjoy attending a local leisure centre where they go trampolining. They have access to a spacious outdoor area where they can play football. Pupils spoke enthusiastically about after-school clubs, such as the baking club.

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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.