Chart Wood School is a special day/boarding school for boys (105 day pupils and 24 boarders) aged 9 to 16 years who have social, emotional and mental health needs. Some pupils also have moderate learning and attachment difficulties. This means that pupils struggle to form strong, healthy and sustainable relationships with others and can present with challenging behaviour. All pupils have a Statement of Special Educational Need or an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).
Class sizes are small with no more than six pupils in each teaching group. Lessons are carefully planned and take into account the needs, interests and abilities of all pupils so that learning is more purposeful and engaging. Additional support in the classroom is provided by way of classroom assistants who work with pupils to build their confidence and self-esteem whilst also supporting their academic, social and developmental needs.
Pupils have access to Trusted Adults; Speech, Language and Communication Therapy and Li’l Oaks Farm. Additionally, the school has a full time Home School Link Worker (HSLW) who supports families in the management of behaviour, improving their child’s attendance at school and facilitating access to other Health and Social Care services.
As a highly successful and oversubscribed school, places are limited. Vacancies are identified in each year group at the end of a school term and we make this known to education officers at Surrey County Council. We follow a very clear admissions policy and work with the Local Authority to achieve this by only accepting pupils whose SEND needs can be met by our Local Offer as detailed on the school’s website under Policy & Practice.
I am justifiably proud of Chart Wood. The staff have worked incredibly hard to create an inclusive school which provides children with opportunities to experience success and realise their full potential.
If you are considering a place here for your son, please take the time to peruse the school’s website before contacting us to arrange a visit.
Ms Joanne Gale - Acting Headteacher
Engage, Enlighten, Inspire
The difference in my boy since he started at Chart Wood a year ago is amazing and really positive. My boy loves all aspects of his school day and now comes home a lot calmer and happier. I wouldn’t want to place him anywhere else now.
The Residential Provision at Chart Wood School was inspected under the Social Care Common Inspection Framework on 4th to 6th February 2019. Below is a statement from John Prior, Executive Head/Deputy CEO, Orchard Hill College & Academy Trust and Ms …
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