Our approach

We offer a flexible and responsive curriculum framework for students to create their bespoke learning journey.

In the lower school the thematic area that links all subjects together is ‘perspectives on the world’. This enables students to have a good understanding of what it means to be a good citizen: within school, within their local community and globally.

They are strongly encouraged to develop their own learning strategies and apply these to a range of contexts.

Students are also encouraged to manage their own behaviour and be independent in regulating any sensory or emotional needs.

Learning in the upper school is linked by the theme of ‘careers’.  At all opportunities learning should be linked to real life contexts so learners can transition successfully into their adult lives.

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 calmer and happier. I wouldn’t want to place him anywhere else now.


Latest News

Chinese New Year

In celebration of the Chinese New Year students were given the opportunity to join in an assembly.  Everyone learnt about the traditional story of how the twelve animals were chosen for the Chinese Zodiac. 2020 is the year of the …

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Consultation on the proposal to close residential provision and increase capacity for day pupils

Chart Wood School is consulting on the proposal to close its residential care provision as of July 2020 and to increase the capacity of the school from 105 to 120 place for day pupils from September 2020. Please click here …

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Acts of kindness

One of our Year 6 classes have been looking at Advent, and finding out what it means. They have learnt that advent is a time of preparation for Christmas which is usually celebrated by Christians. The students have made their …

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Christmas card competition!

A number of students took the opportunity to get in the festive spirit and entered the Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust’s annual Christmas card competition. Local artist, Doug Shaw, impartially judged the designs and after a great deal of …

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