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Welcome to Crowdys Hill School
A letter from the Headteacher
We are an all through maintained special school, for children from 4 to 19 years of age. Our pupils have severe to moderate learning difficulties, with other complex needs.
We offer an adapted National Curriculum, with a variety of extra activities to develop our pupils’ social, physical, sensory and communication abilities. We consider ourselves to be a supportive, encouraging environment where children can build their confidence, and self-esteem. We encourage our pupils to be tolerant, caring and positive minded citizens. Some of our young people leave us from year 12 onwards, to attend Swindon College courses, or employment. We produce employable citizens, who have a good understanding of what a good employee is, and how to get a job which is useful knowledge to have in these changing times for workers. Those young people who may not be able to work, leave us as independent as they possibly can be.
Our school has an excellent reputation in Swindon due, mainly, to our dedicated and experienced staff and our place in the community. Our pupils are frequently on trips and visits to local events and facilities, to build their confidence and independence. We offer residential trips, themed trips, theatre trips, activity trips and even visits to the seaside. Our pupils take part in local music and drama events, and have travelled as far as Bristol and to Wembley Arena to show off their performing abilities. We have a great emphasis on art and creativity, which can be expressed in the form of painting, drama, music, and writing.
We have a fantastic farm on site, which is under the first stages of an upgrade at present, so we can widen our links with the community. Currently pupils learn how to look after a range of animals, from rabbits to alpacas. Most of our buildings are under five years old, which means that they are purpose built and spacious. There is disability access across the site.
The Primary area has a lovely playground, and a high staffing ratio to support the communication and sensory needs of the children. In secondary the pupils' communication skills are further developed and there is a stronger emphasis on independence. In Sixth Form the emphasis is on employability and independence. We have a flat where the Sixth Form pupils learn about how to look after a home and develop their living skills.
We hugely value the support our parents/carers provide and we pride ourselves on clear, transparent and regular home/school communication. Our website is updated regularly. We have a school app and a texting service as well as good old-fashioned letters and phone calls.
We hope that this website is helpful and informative. If you can’t find what you want or just want more information please get in touch with us. All the details can be found on the ‘contact us’ tab.
Potential admissions are welcome to come and look around our beautiful school, please call reception to arrange a tour.
No employee has a gross salary of over £100,000.
Date this page was last modified: 31 October 2022