Batchwood School: Passion Belief Courage

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  • A lovely encounter with reindeer. Many thanks to GD Higgins.

  • Our annual Christmas dinner together

  • Key Stage 4 Progress evening

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 students 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!

Since our Ofsted inspection of 2022, which rated Batchwood as a ‘Good’ school, we have really focused 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 want all stakeholders, students as well as staff, to be able to ‘step into their greatness’.

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 child to the school and becoming one of our many successes of the future.

Ross Whitaker