It is a real privilege to lead this special school which has a strong tradition for SEN excellence. West Oaks School is a 2-19 aged SEN Specialist School and College with the capacity to currently educate 240 pupils on our three sites Boston Spa site, incorporating a long established partnership base in the local high school, our Oakwood Lane site and our Woodhouse Learning site.
Our newest provision in the Woodhouse area of Leeds opened in September 2015. Over the next three years our pupil numbers will grow as we become one of the largest special schools in Europe. All our pupils have an Education Health and Care Plan or statement of Special Educational need.
Our Boston Spa site is a generic all age special school catering for children with a wide range of needs; profound, multiple and complex conditions, autistic spectrum conditions, severe learning difficulties. Woodhouse Learning also caters for children with a wide range of needs; profound, multiple and complex conditions, autistic spectrum conditions and severe learning difficulties. Pupils with behavioural social and emotional difficulties aged 5-11 are educated at our Oakwood Lane site.
We pride ourselves on our educational philosophy, knowing that whatever we do it is always “children first.” At West Oaks we aspire to be the best and more importantly achieve the best outcomes for our children and young people. Our children, young people and school community are always our priority and are at the core of everything we do.