Organisation Details

Organisation

Name
Downland School

Venue Address

Address 1
Downland Road
Town
Devizes
County
Wiltshire
Postcode
SN10 5EF

Venue Contact Details

Telephone

More About The Organisation

Organisation Description

About the Organisation

Downland School is a maintained community special school for boys aged between 11 and 16 who have an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP) or a Statement of Special Educational Need (SSEN). In most cases the primary identified need is Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) and behavioural difficulties. Though the majority of students have additional special educational needs such as autistic spectrum condition, AD(H)D, speech, language and communication difficulties, opposition defiance and attachment disorders. We offer 69 day placements for boys referred from the local authority. Primarily our boys come from Wiltshire, however, we have also educated boys from BANES, Somerset and Hampshire.

The school is situated on the southern edge of Devizes in beautiful countryside and opened in 1971. We are a happy, friendly and inclusive school. We are pleased to accommodate boys with varying aptitudes and abilities and we are proud of the achievements and progress that all the boys make. The staff team work as a cohesive multidisciplinary unit to overcome barriers to learning and to provide stability, consistency and the highest quality of education and care guidance to support students to make accelerated learning gains.

We promote the highest standards of educational achievement at all levels and provide a broad and balanced education experience, differentiated according to need. The success of the school is undoubtedly linked to the dedication of staff, engagement of parents/carers, our strong multiagency partnership work and our ability to motivate our boys to help them re-define their attitudes and approaches to learning.

We seek to ensure that, by the time our students leave us they emerge as self-confident individuals able to manage their own learning, equipped with the skills and competencies to successfully take the next steps in their lives.

Our mission statement is Aspire, Achieve and Thrive.

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Organisation Details

Costs

Free

Type Of Service
Employment / Education and Training
Age of Users
From 11 To 16

Inclusive Services

Additional and Special Educational Needs

Conditions
Autism / Aspergers Syndrome Communication

Preparing for Adulthood

Preparing for Adulthood Categories

Preparing for Adulthood - Employment/Education and Training
Education Support (14+)

This organisation was last updated on Monday, 04 Jun 2018 12:25 PM - if you think this information is out of date or inaccurate then please let us know

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