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Welcome

I would like to extend a personal welcome to you from all the staff and governors at Collingwood School and Media Arts College.

Collingwood is designated to meet the needs of students aged 2-19 yrs. with speech, language and communication difficulties, autism and behaviour and emotional disorders.

Whilst it is impossible to identify the whole range of special needs we work with it is worth noting that we are particularly strong at meeting the needs of children with complex and multiple special educational needs, many specific medical conditions and syndromes, Autism, PDD, complex speech and language difficulties, physical disabilities and the needs of the emotionally vulnerable. We aspire to provide a well-balanced and wide-ranging education within a happy and stimulating atmosphere. Every child, and each of their achievements, is valued be it academic, sporting, musical, artistic, or creative.

Collingwood is a school with a real sense of community – we really are a school family here. We pride ourselves on being a welcoming school with a strong emphasis on pastoral care alongside a rigorous academic education tailored to the needs of the individual.

We are a popular choice with parents, and visitors comment on the lovely calm and purposeful atmosphere within the school. Our children are encouraged to relish and explore every opportunity, and to fully extend their individual talents and interests. We wish to nurture independence and self-confidence, combined with tolerance of the needs, beliefs and attitudes of others.

 I hope that you will find our website useful in providing you with information about our school, but should you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact the school

Gillian Linkleter

Headteacher