Welcome to Woodeaton Manor!

Welcome to Woodeaton Manor School. We are a daytime and residential Foundation Special School that offers a nurturing environment for 84 pupils. All our pupils have an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP). All our pupils have severe emotional and social difficulties. We are able to offer places for pupils in Key Stages 2/3/4/5.

Woodeaton Manor caters for a wide range of special educational needs, including the following diagnosed or described conditions:

  • Attachment Difficulty
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder, including Asperger’s Syndrome
  • Dyspraxia
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Specific Learning Difficulties, i.e. Dyslexia
  • Speech and Language Disorder
  • Tourettes Syndrome

A large proportion of pupils have mental health issues and require extended support from a range of multi-professional services.

Woodeaton has extended its age limits twice since its re-designation. In 2009 Woodeaton established its Sixth Form provision and in June 2012, Woodeaton lowered the age limit to admit six Key Stage 2 age pupils who are taught in ‘The Nest’. Woodeaton also became a Foundation School on 1st April 2008.

Our school at a glance:

Woodeaton Manor School is the first school in Oxfordshire to be awarded the Quality Care Mark for Looked After Children (LAC) at an Outstanding level (January 2017). This mark demonstrates our school has excellent practice around those children in care and those caring for others.

  • Have a highly experienced and qualified staffing team
  • Provide high quality teaching and social experiences
  • Focus on personalised and individual needs of pupils
  • Work in a multi-professional way
  • Maximum class size of ten
  • High levels of staff support
  • In-house Educational Psychologist
  • A Readiness for Learning team who support pupils through interventions and/or outreach work. The team will also support pupils who might be struggling during the school day
  • Regular visits from an Occupational Therapist and a Speech and Language Therapist (one day a week and one day a fortnight respectively)
  • Provision of play therapy, if required
  • Regular whole school trips and residential experiences both in the UK and abroad
  • Specialist rooms for Art (including a kiln room), Food Technology, ICT and Science
  • Self-contained residential area for boys and girls
  • Excellent catering arrangements

Our school day starts at 8.20 a.m. every weekday and finishes at 2.30 p.m. every afternoon.

The total time in school for each pupil is 30 hours and 50 minutes.