Head’s Welcome

DSC_1801Hope Wood Academy meets the needs of students aged 2-19 years with the range of special needs.  The academy’s greatest resource is its dedicated team of professionals who strive to provide the very best in education and well-being.   Our teaching staff, support staff and multi-disciplinary professionals are all trained in understanding and meeting the needs of students who have complex needs.

We have a wide curriculum offer that includes the National Curriculum, therapeutic input, and extra-curricular activity. The Academy is well-supported by a number of multi-disciplinary professionals offering speech and language therapy, physiotherapy, and occupational therapy.

We offer a range of personalised curriculum pathways at 14 -19, including GCSEs, level 1 and 2 courses, Entry Level courses and ASDAN qualifications. We also offer a range of vocational courses. The personal and social curriculum is underpinned by a broad range of accredited qualifications and/or experiences that develop independence skills, work based skills and community participation.

We are very proud of our Academy’s positive ethos, one that values diversity and provides equal opportunity. We have high expectations for each individual, and are committed to developing each student’s strengths and growing areas of need.

Hope Wood Academy is part of Ascent Multi-Academy Trust which is a partnership of five North East special schools. This partnership benefits students through shared resources, expertise and curriculum access.

We welcome new students, parents, staff and visitors to the Academy. Please get in touch to see for yourselves the opportunities we provide.

Rachel Ireland
Head of Academy