Welcome to Woodside Academy -
London South East Academies Trust
Our popular special academy offers provision for autistic 4-19-year-olds with moderate learning needs. All of our learners have an Education Health and Care Plan, (EHCP), and a diagnosis of autism. We are all ambitious for each individual all of the time and value trust, honesty, respect and kindness. Our calm, welcoming and purposeful environment ensures that children and young people are happy and confident and can therefore make the most of every opportunity to learn, succeed and achieve; developing greater independence and autonomy along the way. We are building a community of learners, fully inclusive of the most disadvantaged, who are resilient, independent, creative and kind. We welcome and celebrate diversity and are inclusive to all.
The story of our school is best told by the children, some of whom join the school at very early developmental levels. Along their educational journey and due to the good work of the school, children and young people steadily build skills, knowledge, a love of reading, independence, confidence, resilience and qualifications. Our curriculum enables the children and young people to develop academic and lifelong learning skills which empower and engage them to drive forwards into future study, training and employment. It is designed to be ambitious, personalised and to promote a love of learning and reading.
Older pupils leave the school equipped with a range of Entry Level-Level 1 or 2 qualifications in English, Maths, Science, and a BTEC/Entry Level Certificate in a vocational subject such as construction, art and design, personal progress, independent living skills. The majority of pupils move on to college to continue their education.
We are a collaborative community and work in close partnership with parents and carers and a range of other schools locally and beyond. This enables us to make meaningful links, enriching the provision on offer to our children and gives us the opportunity to share best practice, strengthen educational links and reach for excellence for each individual.
Welcome to our website and do visit our virtual tours. To find out more then please make contact with the school office.
Kathryn Freame, Head teacher