Welcome to Acorn Wood, we are a small, Independent Day School located within the rural farming hamlet of Coton in North Shropshire.
Acorn Wood provides education under Section 98 of the Education and Skills Act 2008, for children between the ages of 5 and 13 years (Under 11 upon admission).
We are a school with SEN inclusion, trauma healing and social and emotional connection at the heart of our academic vision.
Our education pedagogy places intrinsic value and importance upon the benefits of the natural environment and the interconnectedness between health, well-being, being outside and being in, or with nature.
Our school setting promotes the importance of emotional safety, sensory integration and social inclusion for all children. We achieve this through the value that we place upon our attachment to nature, nurture and the world around us.
As a school community, we are culturally considerate, psychologically informed, unconditionally inclusive, and welcoming of children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. Our curriculum is thematically designed, and takes into account the National Curriculum, whilst not being bound by its requirements.
These four broad areas provide an overview of the range of pupil needs that might be included in our school, or considered at the referral stage:
Cognition and social interaction needs
Cognition and learning needs
Social, emotional and mental health needs
Sensory and/or neurodevelopment needs
The following needs are not considered to be SEND, but the school recognises that they might impact on a child’s access to education, academic progress and attainment:
Anxiety, stress and emotional distress
Being a child adopted from care
Being with kinship carers or guardian/s
Separation, grief and loss
Being a child separated from siblings
Mental ill health
English as an Additional Language
Unmet attachment needs
Proprietor: Shropshire Academy and Learning Trust
Registered Contact Address: Acorn Wood, Watery Lane, Coton, Whitchurch, Shropshire, SY13 3LR
Headteacher: Sarah Morgan BA (Hons), PGDipEd, MCMI, NPQH, M.Psychol, MBPsSAs a DfE registered Independent School we are required to provide the following; 1.Our statement of the schools ethos can be found in our Prospectus: HERE 2. Our policy on Admissions and Attendance can be found HERE 3. Our policy on Relationships and Behaviour for Learning can be found HERE 4. Our policy on Special Educational Needs and Disability can be found HERE 5. Our policy on English as an Additional Lanaguge can be found HERE 6. Our policy on the school's curriculum can be found HERE 7. Our policy on Anti-Bullying can be found HERE 8. Our policy for Health and Safety can be found HERE 9. Our policy on First Aid can be found HERE 10. Our policy for Complaints can be found HERE 11. Our DfE/Ofsted pre-registration report can be found HERE 12. Our Safegaurding and Chlld Protection Policy can be found HERE 13. Our Data Protection Policy can be found HERE 14. Our Accessibility Plan can be found HERE 15. Our policy on Allegations of Abuse Against Staff can be located in our Safegaurding and Chlld Protection Policy found HERE
Acorn Wood: 01948 880639
Sarah Morgan 07968 086169
June 19 - Trauma-Informed School Building Design
If you would like any further information regarding our registered school, school improvement services, or to schedule a visit or a meeting please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call Sarah Morgan on; 07968 086169.