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Relationships Matter, Caring Counts, Learning Liberates

Wells Park School is committed to creating a structured, safe environment that encourages a positive learning ethos in social interaction and communication, delivered through a balanced curriculum.


The Staff and Governors of the school have agreed the following aims:

  • To enable each child to reach their learning potential.
  • To be able to use their knowledge and skills independently and with confidence.
  • To fulfil their capacity for positive social interaction.
  • To understand and value themselves as members of a community.
  •  To play an active part in that community.
  • To be able to use their leisure time to develop safe, healthy and meaningful interests.
  • To aspire to the development of their own happiness and those around them.
  • To support parents to enable their children to recover and develop these capacities.
  • For children to sustain their behaviour, involvement and learning without reliance on medication.

The aspirational outcome for each child is:

  • The transfer to local or appropriate schooling.
  • The return to living in their home environment and community subject to the need to access a suitable educational and social curriculum.

Wells Park School's Four Golden Rules

As a part of the admissions process, we explain to children the following four rules, which form the basis of our expectations for all pupils at the school. These are reinforced through our behaviour management policy and practice, through the Token Economy System, and through the relationship between pupils and staff:

  1. Nobody is allowed to hurt you 
  2. You are not allowed to hurt anybody else
  3. You must have fun
  4. We look after our school

What People Are Saying About Wells Park School…

'Based on high expectations and excellent relationships teaching is challenging and relevant. Exceptionally well-planned activities are based on the effective use of assessment information to successfully meet pupils specific’ learning needs.’ (School Ofsted Report 2012)

‘An innovative enquiry-based curriculum and excellent resources contribute to the outstanding teaching in project based activities. Project work enable pupils to develop the skills required to work in teams effectively; learn to take turns and develop important life skills such as sewing, cooking healthy foods and gardening. Teachers promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development exceptionally well. Pupils’ curiosity is evoked as they explore and learn outdoors.’ (School Ofsted Report 2012)

Parents are extremely positive about the support provided and state:

“My son has benefited enormously from his residential time, he has gained a lot of confidence and enjoys meeting friends. This is all thanks to the opportunities provided in residential time and the dedication of the staff team.” (Residential Ofsted Report 2014)

Wells Park has anchored [my son]. He can actually learn and has proven he is a clever little bean. They have given him confidence and goals and he could actually achieve GCSEs thanks to Wells Park. (Parental Survey Nov 2015)

The school treat each child as an individual and get to know their wishes and ways. This gives them the opportunity to ... [build] the child’s confidence and self-esteem. The staff really do care – all the staff do, from the teachers to canteen staff. (Parental Survey Nov 2015)

Pupils enjoy their time at the school and recognise the gains they make:

I have learnt to take space. I have learnt not to hit out at others as it’s not what you do to get what you want. (Pupil Questionnaire May 16)

It’s got fun staff and education that I like. (Pupil Questionnaire May 16)

The adults here really helped me get through my problems.(Pupil Questionnaire May 16)

I think I am really going to like this school. I feel safe already. (New pupil statement on admission to the school Sept 2016)

Click here to read how we promote British Values at Wells Park School

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