Woodlands Secondary School

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Woodlands Secondary School Video

Woodlands Secondary School Video

Welcome to the Woodlands School website.


Woodlands Secondary School is a special needs provision for pupils from 11 – 18 situated on Marsh Farm in Luton. It is the only secondary special school provision in the town so the children come from all catchment areas of Luton.


At Woodlands we believe that learning is a life-long journey and we aim to inspire and support our children and young people to achieve their full potential. Our curriculum offer is tailored to the individual needs of the young person. Our broad and balanced curriculum focuses on functional learning and incorporates life-skills to support and promote independence. Woodlands School provides a vibrant, fun and inclusive educational and therapeutic community where all members, students, their families and staff, are continuously learning together.


We believe that children and young people learn best when they are happy and emotional well-being has a high priority. Woodlands prides itself on the therapeutic support it provides for young people struggling with adolescence. This includes Play, Art and Music Therapy, Forest School, School Counsellors and a therapeutic base where pupils have one to one and group support.


Children work in small class groups (6-10) and are well supported by the class teacher and teaching assistants. The school has excellent facilities including a hydrotherapy pool, a dance and drama studio, a soft play room, a gym, a café (run by the students), a Tuck shop, a multi-sensory room, a rebound therapy room with a sunken trampoline and a horticulture area.


At Woodlands we keep the young person at the centre of everything we do, working closely with parents, professionals and other stakeholders to ensure that every opportunity is maximised. The school has an outreach service for students and colleagues in other Luton schools providing training and school based placements.


We hope that you have found everything you need on the website. Please feel free to leave comments in the Guestbook, or contact the school direct with any queries you may have.


Paper copies of documents found on the website are available from the school office.


To keep up dated on the day to day activities in school and activities for the evening and weekends please look at our Facebook page and Twitter Feed.


Debbie Foolkes

Head Teacher