Welcome to Woodside

Welcome to Woodside School. We are an above averaged sized all age special school (5-19) located in the London Borough of Bexley. We cater for children and young people with a wide range of learning difficulties, including Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and moderate learning and medical needs.  All our pupils have a Statement of Special Educational Needs (SEN) or an Educational Health Care Plan (EHC).

Woodside School works in close partnership with Belmont Primary School. The partnership is relatively unique as there are few partnerships of this kind that link special and mainstream schools. The partnership enables us to make meaningful links between mainstream and special educational environments that enrich the provision on offer to our children.

Woodside School is currently split over two sites. Our pupils and students are supported by a large therapy team, including play therapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy and physiotherapy. This team works in a co-ordinated way and in partnership with the school to ensure all children and young people's needs are fully supported. These services are integral to the planning for provision and the delivery of a comprehensive service to all children and their families. The school also employs a Family Support Worker who works with our vulnerable families who need support through difficult and challenging times. The School Nursing Service plans and oversees all medicine regimes, providing on going health education services and support for families with advice on a number of medical issues.

Woodside School is at an exciting point in its development. The school is led by an Executive Head Teacher who is assisted by a Head of School. Primary and KS3 pupils and students with a range of needs are based on the original Belvedere site. All pupils and students with Autism are located in purpose built accommodation at our Erith site. The Erith site also houses provision for 14-19 year olds who follow a range of vocational pathways. We hope you find all the information you need on our website.

Madelaine Caplin

Executive Headteacher