Woodside Academy
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Primary & Secondary
Post 16
Special school
5 - 18
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Colyers Lane

School Description

Woodside is a special school for pupils who have EHC plans, mainly for autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Some pupils have an EHC plan for moderate learning difficulties (MLD). The proportion of pupils who have ASD is increasing. In the primary phase, all pupils have ASD. In the secondary phase, there is a mix of ASD and pupils with MLD. The school has gone through significant change and is now part of the Belmont Woodside Federation. This is led by the executive headteacher and the federation governing body, which has representatives from both schools. A new head of school with specific responsibility for Woodside was appointed in September 2018. The school has had other changes in staff, including the appointment of a new head of mathematics. The governors are in the process of appointing a new deputy head of school. The school was previously on two sites but the Belvedere site has now been closed, Inspection report: Woodside School, 21–22 November 2018 Page 8 of 11 and the school is using only the Colyers Lane site. About two thirds of pupils are from White British backgrounds. Other pupils are from Black African, Caribbean and Asian backgrounds. A small proportion of pupils speak English as an additional language. The proportion of pupils entitled to support through the pupil premium is well above average. The school also receives primary sports funding. The school uses alternative provision through its links with Bexley College. This enables pupils in Years 10 to 13 to attend vocational courses on a part-time basis. Older pupils can also undertake work experience.

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