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Referrals 01325 331 703 General 0800 138 8680

Education Services

At Queenswood School, we aim to re-engage students with learning, making this personally meaningful by connecting it to a child’s hopes and ambitions for life. We prepare our young people for a brighter future by supporting them to achieve academically, build independence and understand and manage their behaviour.

Learning tailored to the individual

Each pupil receives a highly personalised education, based on a broad and balanced curriculum, with opportunities for vocational learning. We get to know and understand every young person, identifying their strengths, preferences and goals for the future. Then we put together a plan for achieving their aspirations, working in partnership with students and those who support them.

Young people at Queenswood School have the opportunity to study for a wide range of qualifications including GCSEs, AQA Unit Award Scheme, ASDAN, the Prince's Trust Level 1 Achieve program and vocational accreditations. Many are supported to access college courses or undertake voluntary work in their local communities, as steps towards achieving their ambitions.

Encouraging a love of learning

Our focus at Queenswood School is on helping our pupils to progress from learning to learn, to feeling ready to learn, then inspired and self-motivated to learn. A traditional or mainstream educational approach does not meet the needs of our young people so our school environment, teaching and support is specially adapted and very different.

Queenswood School’s curriculum has a practical, real world emphasis as many of our students struggle to be in the classroom for long periods and to engage with wholly theoretical learning. The school has three faculties: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics; Life Skills and Active Living and Expressive Arts. We deliver a broad range of enrichment activities outdoors and off-site, such as art, electronics, kayaking and our forest school, which provide positive life experiences and make learning accessible and enjoyable.

“My son is 11 years old and is attending Queenswood School full time. During his time in Queenswood he has enjoyed going and being there, the staff are brilliant with him and take the time to get to know him and understand him. He has built a good relationship with members of staff and often comes home happy telling me about his day. I am extremely grateful and happy with Queenswood School. Thank you to all the staff for your hard work, patience and understanding.”

Parent of a pupil at Queenswood School

Encouraging a love of learning

Our focus at Queenswood School is on helping our pupils to progress from learning to learn, to feeling ready to learn, then inspired and self-motivated to learn. A traditional or mainstream educational approach does not meet the needs of our young people so our school environment, teaching and support is specially adapted and very different.

Queenswood School’s curriculum has a practical, real world emphasis as many of our students struggle to be in the classroom for long periods and to engage with wholly theoretical learning. The school has three faculties: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics; Life Skills and Active Living and Expressive Arts. We deliver a broad range of enrichment activities outdoors and off site, such as art, electronics, kayaking and our forest school, which provide positive life experiences and make learning accessible and enjoyable.

Intensive support and nurturing relationships

Young people learn in a positive and nurturing environment, where they are supported to address their mental health difficulties and overcome the barriers that these can present. The school follows a relational model, creating meaningful relationships with every pupil so they can trust that we will always act in their best interests. Staff get to know each young person and their specific needs extremely well. They build safe, consistent, trusting connections with pupils that improve wellbeing and encourage positive change and reengagement with life.

The school promotes social independence, encouraging young people to recognise their value and build healthy relationships. Pupils are supported to manage themselves effectively which helps to create a safe, calm and positive environment for learning.

Queenswood’s bespoke ‘willingness to learn’ model recognises that pupils may be at different stages with regards to their capacity to learn and provides the appropriate support they need. Every pupil at the school is assigned a learning mentor, who supports their personal development, with the aim of encouraging a desire to learn.

The entire school staff team follows a therapeutic framework, providing intensive care and support and encouraging learning through consistent approaches, structures and routines.

Building cultural capital
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Managing emotions and developing social independence
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Working in partnership with families and agencies
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Part of one of the leading specialist education providers

We are proud to be part of Priory Education and Children’s Services, one of the UK’s leading specialist education providers. We form part of a network of Ofsted Good and Outstanding schools, sharing best practice and learning from each other’s successes.

As part of the Priory Group, we have access to a national network of education and care services. This enables students to make smooth transitions to associated colleges when they leave us, or access other Priory specialist services as needed. We benefit from a comprehensive and continually updated range of training, expert information and advice for educating and supporting children with SEMH needs. Our school is overseen by an operations director, health and safety advisor and quality lead, ensuring a consistent and robust approach of the highest standards.

Our latest Ofsted report

Please find below our latest Ofsted report for Queenswood School.

Queenswood School - Ofsted Report 2018

“An individualised curriculum enables pupils to make good progress from their individual starting points. Pupils access learning that is relevant to their needs and teachers provide effective support.”

Queenswood School Ofsted report

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