Swanwick School and Sports College is a Local Authority community special school. We provide high-quality education for around 80 children aged 5-16 years old.
The school caters for children with a wide range of social and educational needs. These include students with learning needs (moderate and severe) and students with emotional and behavioural needs. In addition an increasing number of our young people may have specific physical and sensory needs or a diagnosis of ASD.
To meet these wide-ranging needs the school provides a caring and supportive environment giving students the opportunity to succeed, gain in confidence and improve their self-esteem. Our classes are small (rarely more than 10), each with a Teacher and Teaching Assistant. Our caring ethos and innovative curriculum enables our students to thrive, make excellent progress and enjoy their education.
All of our students are encouraged to Enjoy, Achieve and Exceed their individual potential-academically, socially and personally. We want them to become successful, confident and caring adults able to play an active part in society. Our strong commitment to equality of opportunity and equality of esteem is intended to ensure that all students, regardless of ability, aptitude or background.
We expect our students to have high aspirations of themselves. Their academic and social progress is ensured by top quality teaching, well utilised facilities and challenging targets. Everyone is valued as an individual, with a wide range of curricular and extra-curricular opportunities enabling talent and creativity to be identified and nurtured. Traditional values of self discipline, politeness, responsibility and sensitivity to the needs of others underpin the school ethos; we take great pride in the warm personal relationships which exist and the involvement of all students in our community. We particularly value the support of parents, recognising their key role in the learning process.
If you are a prospective parent/carer or have a professional interest in education and would like to find out more about our school please get in touch. We would be delighted to meet you.