Secondary – Barwell Lane
Our secondary school based on Barwell Lane is a recently purpose built facility for students aged between 11 and 19.
The site has a more grown up ethos and atmosphere than our primary site.
Our staff are all trained to work with students with a wide range of learning needs as well as sensory and physical needs, medical needs and using approaches suitable for pupils with a diagnosis of autism.
The site accommodates nine classes and has a range of specialist rooms where small groups or individuals have music lessons, music intervention or therapy.
A designated room with ceiling hoist where a whole atmosphere and environment can be created to help pupils develop use of environmental controls and communication as well as drama skills.
Large environment room
This is another flexible space which can be used to create a range of interactive learning experiences. We also use this space for yoga and sensory circuits.
Large hall which can be split into 2 used for PE, sports and at lunch time.
Room 1: We have a range of accessible gym equipment which oupilsaccess with support of specially trained staff.
Room 2: is a smaller space used for small group or individual therapy.
A key area for older pupils, and a room that is used to promote vital life skills and where students learn to cook their own meals.
A light and versatile room for students to practice investigation skills with all the necessary facilities and equipment.
A beautiful light room for promoting creativity with our students with an adjoining courtyard which enhances the light and natural feel.
Individual/small group room
We have workrooms that can be used by individual pupils or by small groups to work at specific aspects of their personalised education plan.
Equipped with a range of books more suited to older learners, including fiction, non-fiction, books and magazines as well as other reading materials.
This is available to pupils as required and ensures we have a safe pace for undertaking any health procedures pupils need as part of their provision. The room is managed by Engagement and Intervention team members who have a specialism in the healthcare of our pupils.
Working in partnership with Johan Cruyff Foundation we are delighted to have the first Special Court in the UK. This specially designed games area supports our pupils in their development of physical, social and team working skills through active and inclusive games. The pupils are extremely delighted to have a specialist area such as this that they can use. There is also a hard surface play area and an area with a large expanse of grass (currently growing) which will soon be ready for use for recreational times as well as learning.
We have access to school minibuses so that we can enhance the curriculum on offer by accessing facilities such as the local woodland areas for forest schools, local leisure centre for swimming and other local community facilities. We also use them to enable our pupils to access other curriculum visits and residential visits.