Batchwood School: Make Everyday Count

  • Thank you for all you have done to make my son's transition to your school an enjoyable time and for making my son feel special, listened to, appreciated, and most of all happy again Parent

  • Behaviour and safety are outstanding, and students make remarkable improvements in their behaviour after joining the School Ofsted Report 2014

  • Thank you for all your help and support. You really do make "Everyday Count" to the children, parents and teachers Parent

  • There are different challenges everyday ... Building relationships with the students gives you a sense that you can change their lives. Head

  • Students study a wide range of courses that provide a good balance of academic and vocational experiences Ofsted 2014

  • I like school because all teachers are nice and they listen and all the work is up to my expectations and I like doing activities on Fridays Luke Y8

  • At the end of Year 11, nearly all students go onto college, an apprenticeship or some form of work-based learning Ofsted 2014

  • Students aspirations have risen as a result of positive changes to the curriculum and clear systems for tracking progress Ofsted Report 2014

  • The School’s engagement with parents is excellent Ofsted 2014

A very warm welcome to Batchwood School

I am delighted to welcome you to Batchwood School. We are proud of our learning environment and the high standards of achievement and behaviour reached by all students at the school.

Batchwood School is a Secondary school that specialises in working with boys and girls who have social, emotional and mental health difficulties. We are very much an extra special school in the sense that we have the staff expertise and skills to transform young people into well rounded, emotionally resilient and well - educated young adults. And we take great pride in this!

This year we are focusing on the three A’s: Attitude, Aspiration and Ambition and supporting every student to believe that they can achieve their goals, aspirations and ambitions if they have the right attitude. We know that every child can succeed in life if challenged and inspired appropriately and we are committed to this.

We have a strong, personalised curriculum that caters for the individual needs of all our students, as well as a comprehensive support programme that helps develop students’ emotional resilience and self-esteem, ensure Batchwood students develop as individuals with the necessary skills to be successful in adult life.

Our blend of traditional values combined with creativity and innovation offers a rich environment for progress. The quality of teaching and learning and breadth of curriculum ensures students consistently achieve the best possible standards in their public examinations.

All our students are expected to work hard and behave in an exemplary fashion. This is achieved through clear expectations and a comprehensive rewards system that encourages students to do well and ensures they feel safe and able to meet both the challenges we set at school, and the challenges of life after school.

Batchwood School makes a difference to young people and we very much look forward to welcoming your son/daughter to the school and becoming one of our many successes of the future.

Jonathan Kemp