The Holden School
Special needs catered for
• All pupils will have an Education, Health and Care Plan.
• Pupils may have learning difficulties and/or low attainment that are associated with their SEMH/ASC needs.
• Pupils may have specific learning difficulties associated with ASC, a range of complex learning and communication needs and additional needs such as dyslexia, dyspraxia and dyscalculia.
• Pupils may be admitted on the basis of their need for therapeutic support.
The Holden School is a purpose-built school that has been designed specifically with the needs of the children we support in mind. We encourage individual learning, group work and plenty of outdoor education to help children gain a whole variety of skills as they progress academically. We love taking our children off-site to enhance their learning. We are fortunate that we have a large park on our doorstep that we can use and we also build in visits to places of local interest such as churches, museums and local sports facilities.
Aims and philosophy
The ethos of our school is such that all individuals who come into our school, whether staff, pupil, parent or visitor, are valued as individuals in their own right. They should set, and be entitled to expect from others, good standards of behaviour, marked by respect and responsibility.
The school will help the students to develop an inner discipline and will encourage pupils to not just ‘follow the crowd’ – they will make up their own minds and be ready to accept responsibility for what they do. They will grow through making choices and holding to the choices that they have made. They will want to be honest with themselves and with others.