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Welcome to Abbeywood School

  • 8-18 yrs
  • Day
  • Boys & Girls
  • Good Provider

About Abbeywood School

Abbeywood School is an independent specialist day school providing high quality education for boys and girls. Based in Rotherham, the school meets the needs of a diverse group of pupils with Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) needs, alongside a range of other associated conditions.

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We offer our learners a wide variety of opportunities which are geared towards their needs and interests. Our values of trust, resilience, engagement and enjoyment are an intrinsic part of our day to day work.

Our commitment to learning beyond the classroom and passion for our locality means that learning is vibrant and captivating. Pupils can expect a skilled and energetic staff team who are committed to excellent outcomes for young people and invested in building a robust school community, which young people can belong to and be proud of.

Head Teacher, Sarah Douglas

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Our unique school environment is the perfect backdrop for teaching and learning.

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Our school offer

Aims and ethos

At Abbeywood School we are committed to providing our pupils with a caring, positive and welcoming learning environment for them to achieve their full potential in their education and develop their social communication.

The broad curriculum allows pupils to pursue both academic and vocational paths allowing individuals to strive in their areas of strength.

We are dedicated to providing

  • The highest quality outcomes socially, emotionally and academically through a wide range of personalised opportunities.
  • Positive, safe and nurturing environments where pupils are valued as individuals and can develop their confidence, self-esteem, independence, self-discipline and respect.
  • Strong links between home, school and the wider community in order to support pupils’ learning and enable them to develop skills that will benefit them during and after their time at Abbeywood School.

Our school at a glance

Small class sizes of no more than 8 pupils with high staff ratios and additional pastoral and academic support.

Subject-specific classrooms - a workshop for resistant materials, a Hair and Beauty salon, Art room, Science laboratory and Food Technology area.

Dedicated family liaison to enable consistent communication with parents and carers and to support induction for new pupils.

In-school Clinical Team which liaises with external agencies to provide highly effective and individual therapeutic interventions.

Awards and accreditations

What makes our school unique?

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We are proud to be part of Witherslack Group

We are proud to be part of Witherslack Group, the UK’s leading education provider for children and young people with special educational needs, as evidenced by sector leading Ofsted judgements and our unmatched placement stability, school attendance and outcomes for young people.

Witherslack Group provide specialist education and care for children and young people with social, emotional and mental health needs, communication difficulties (autistic spectrum conditions; speech, language and communication needs), ADHD and complex learning needs.

Find out more about our Group here

Make an enquiry

Whether you are interested in your child attending our school or just want to know more information about our offer, contact our team.

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