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

Welcome to Batchwood

OFSTED PARENT VIEW QUESTIONNAIRE - please click on the link to access the programme For further guidance and information, please open the "How Effective Are We" page and follow the "What parents think of us" option. Thank you for taking part - your cooperation is much appreciated.

Batchwood is a secondary school for students demonstrating difficulties with social interaction, emotional regulation and mental health issues. We passionately believe that the students are at the heart of the school and that the staff are here to meet the individual needs of all the students.

See more of who we are and what we do in our School Overview.

Executive Headteacher: Jonathan Kemp

Assistant Headteacher - Ross Whitaker


Literacy Planet

Students login here to get access to lots of resources to this comprehensive & engaging online programme to develop literacy skills:

School Governing Body

Please note we currently have vacancies on the governing body as follows:

  • One parent governor
  • One co-opted governor

We are attempting to appoint people to fill the vacancies but please do contact the Chair of Governors, via the school, if you are a parent or a member of the local community who may wish to be considered for appointment. Thank you.

Our School

We have high expectations, in terms of progress, both in learning and behaviour for all members of our community.

There is a strong emphasis on personal development and undertsanding the next steps of learning. The staff help support the students to plan for their future enabling them to develop skills needed to succeed in school and make a smooth transition into adult life.

Batchwood is a 'listening' school and places its emphasis upon thinking and talking through problems and finding solutions.

We welcome you to Batchwood and look forward to working closely with you to ensure the best possible outcome for your son or daughter.

School Ethos

The ethos of Batchwood School is one of respect. The pupils must respect themselves, others and the school environment.  All staff work collaboratively to ensure that all pupils progress in their learning and develop skills for life.