I am very pleased to be able to welcome you to Pinewood School at this exciting time in the school’s history.
For our pupils and the staff, Pinewood is not just a school, but a real community of enthusiastic learners who find exciting opportunities throughout their time with us. We help and encourage our pupils to be knowledgeable, thoughtful, and to speak their minds, because we want them to be comfortable with who they are and to have the confidence and the skills to make their way in the world when they leave us.
At Pinewood we work closely with parents to ensure that the time their child spends with us is safe and happy as well as successful. Parents are partners with us during the crucial years spent at secondary school. We aim to support you and hope, in return, that you will support the school in providing a stable, pleasant and well-ordered environment.
We firmly believe in listening to our pupils. Many contribute to various aspects of school life through the Student Council and, in their final year, as Prefects. Many Pinewood pupils have the opportunity to represent the school within the local, regional and national community. This can be through work-experience placements, through attendance at college in Key Stage 4 or through the many sporting events and competitions entered by our extremely active Physical Education department. There are many varied activities to try in addition to the curriculum, which is broad and inclusive. The pupils at the school are encouraged to discuss, to speak up when they see something they feel is wrong and to support each other. We believe that the young adults who leave this school are appropriately prepared, as far as their ability will allow, for their future role in society.
Please take time to look through our welcome & transition guide below for lots of useful information for you and your child about their journey at Pinewood School.
David McGachen, Headteacher, B.Ed (Hons.),NPQH
01920 41 22 11
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