Inspiring Autonomy and Excellence.
An Introduction to Sherwood Park School
Sherwood Park is a Foundation special school for learners aged between 3 and 19 years that have Severe/Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties and/or disabilities (SLD/PMLD), as well as learners who, additionally, are on the Autistic Spectrum (ASD) with complex needs.
But it is so much more than that. The Sherwood Park and Sherwood Hill campuses are unique learning communities – unique because they constantly develop and grow to meet the highly individualised needs of each of the learners. The rich curriculum and strong teaching, delivered through the integrated approach of our teaching, therapy and nursing teams reflect and ensure the achievement of the aspirations and outcomes of all of our young people - from the moment they embark on their learning journey to the point they transition to adulthood. We value each of our learners for the individuals they are and celebrate achievement at every opportunity.
And we are truly a community, with everyone contributing to the development and wellbeing of our learners – our wonderful parents, carers, families and Governors, as well as other professionals and our many supportive partners.
If you are already linked to Sherwood Park, then you know what a dynamic, professional and caring school it is. If you are visiting our website for the first time then please take a few minutes to watch our video and dip into the information contained in this website.
However nothing beats coming to experience our warm and friendly School for yourself and seeing the incredible achievements of our truly inspirational young people.
I look forward to meeting and working with you.
Sherwood Park Campus
The campus based in Streeters Lane, Wallington, close to Beddington Park, is a modern, purpose-built environment. Its single-storey buildings support independent access for all learners, with hoisting facilities in most of the classrooms and changing areas.
Sherwood Park campus caters for children aged between 3 and 19 years that have Severe Learning Difficulties/and or Disabilities (SLD), Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD) and children aged 3-11 who, in addition, are on the Autistic Spectrum (ASD) and have complex needs. The School’s nursing team are based on site at all times and the curriculum development is enriched by therapist input, including Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy.
In order for our learners to achieve aspirational outcomes within a rich curriculum our facilities include sensory and soft play rooms, swimming pool with hoisting access, Jacuzzi and specialist recreation areas including a MUGA, Playground Equipment with disabled access, Discovery Forest and an outside learning environment.
Sherwood Hill Campus
The new Sherwood Hill campus located in Stanley Park Road, which opened in June 2016, is a three storey secondary school which has been specifically designed and built to create an inspirational learning environment for learners aged 7 – 19 (Key Stage 2-5) who have as their primary learning need Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) with Complex Needs / Severe Learning Disabilities.
As a vibrant, inspirational learning facility, designed specifically to meet the very special needs of learners with ASD, facilities include low arousal classrooms with 1:1 work rooms, sensory room, gym for Occupational Therapy and sensory circuits, spa pool, therapy room, art / D/T room, life skills area, specialist recreation areas including a Muga and bike track and outside learning environment including Forest School provision.
Teaching teams work very closely with the Speech and Language Therapist and Occupational Therapist, as well as more specialist providers including Play Therapy.
The campus is co-located on a shared site with Oakfield Primary ASD provision, one of our main feeder schools. It has the potential to allow the introduction of earlier key stages as the School drives forward its ambitions to be recognised as an ASD Centre of Excellence.