Pinewood is an academy for 11-16 year olds, who all have Special Educational Needs. We are in Ware Hertfordshire but have a wide catchment area. Although we are an academy the local authority is responsible for our admissions for pupils within Hertfordshire. For out of county placements the local authority for the child communicates directly with us.
We obtained specialist SEN Cognition and Learning College with a with a Rural Dimension status in 2010. We have a holistic approach and include a number of therapeutic staff who support our “outstanding” curriculum offer. We are traditionally a school for pupils with learning difficulties but were recently designated as an LD, ASD and SLCN school by the local authority.
Our pupils have a range of needs including ASD, global developmental Delay, Downs Syndrome and rare specific diagnoses.