Chiltern Wood School (Downley Site)
Chiltern Wood School is a special school for 190 children and young people with a broad diversity of complex needs, from Profound and Multiple to Moderate Learning Difficulties (PMLD to MLD).
We are located on two sites in the High Wycombe area (Downley and Cressex) and cater for pupils from 3 to 19. Our vision is to further develop specialisms within all our departments, which are as follows:
Downley (co-located with The Downley School):
Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD) age 3 to 19.
Moderate Speech, Language and Communication Needs (Keystage 2).
Complex Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) age 3 to 19.
Complex Speech, Language and Communication Needs, with separate departments within the Early Years, Key Stage 1 and 2 and Key Stage 3 to 5.
Chiltern Wood School is the amalgamated school made up of (previously) Chiltern Gate and Maplewood Schools. Both schools have come through a positive change process, and through the hard work and dedication of skilled staff, were both recognised as good at our last inspections. We pride ourselves on putting the well-being of our children and staff at the centre of the learning process, as we believe that sustained success is only seen when embedded in a safe, secure and happy environment.
Who to contact
Where to go
- Chiltern Wood School (Downley Site)
- HP13 5HB
- Geographic Area Covered
Time / Date Details
- When is it on
- Monday to Friday | 8:50am to 3:10pm (Term Time Only)
- Session Information
The school day begins at 8:50am and finishes at 3:10pm
- Age Ranges
- 3 years to 19 years
Wheelchair Accessible Entrance
Accessible Toilet Facilities
Disabled Car Parking Space
- Referral required
- Referral Details
The admission of pupils to the school will normally take place following the completion of the Assessment Procedure, leading to a Statement of Special Educational Needs under the 1981 Education Act.
The school accepts pupils at any time during the academic year following Local Authority procedures for referral. A place will be offered by the Local Authority if the needs of the child can be met by Maplewood School.
All parents of prospective pupils will be invited to visit the school, to view our classes and facilities, and to discuss the work of the school with the Headteacher or Deputy Head.
- Broad diversity of complex needs, from Profound and Multiple (PMLD) to Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD).
Maplewood will be a school that makes it possible for each child to become confident, capable, connected and valued citizens; resulting in a fulfilled life of ongoing learning, participation, contribution and contentedness.
‘To be your best‘
To enable everyone to be the best they can be by facilitating learning that is purposeful, relevant and individually planned so that each one learns: to communicate with meaning, to develop physical ability and strength, and to achieve independence for life and living.
Our guiding principles: Trust, Care, Quality, Safety, Respect, Integrity, Inclusivity, Fun, Happiness, Nurturing, Kindness, Commitment, Collaboration, Communication, Community, Individuality, Independence, Risk-taking, Life-long learning, Motivation, Achievement and Progress, Performance, Creativity, Optimism, Purpose.
A purposeful and innovative curriculum that provides meaningful learning experiences that are stimulating, motivating and fun, allied to a system that measures achievement and progress and demonstrates how and what children have learned.
An educated workforce that understands Child Development and how children with additional needs learn in an environment that values professional development and responsibility.
Communication and collaboration with parents - an ethos that values the insight that parents/carers bring; including them in the direction and planning of their child’s learning.
High Standards of teaching which supports high standards of learning and acknowledges the differentiated delivery required and the need to measure expectations individually.
Multi-professional Team working that regularly collaborates to ensure progress and achievement is realised.
Community and experiential learning with opportunities to experience and practise skills in real situations including opportunities to meet and be part of the wider community.
- Contact Name
- Lynn King
- Contact Telephone
- 01494 525728
- Contact Email
- Local Offer Links
Chiltern Wood School - Policies
- Local Offer Age Bands
16 to 18
12 to 15
19 to 25
2 to 4
8 to 11
5 to 7
- Needs Level
- Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties
- SEN Provision Type
- Targeted service or Specialist service (Referral required)
Schools Extended Local Offer Response
- What type of provisions you offer
- Special School
- Special School Numbers
- Approximately how many children do you have on roll?
- Approximately how many children/young people have a Statement/EHC plan in your provision?
- Approximately how many children/young people are accessing specialist provision without a Statement/EHC plan?
- Admission criteria and how pupils access specialist provision (start of school year or mid-year)
The admission of pupils to the school will normally take place following the completion of the Assessment Procedure, leading to a Statement of Special Educational Needs under the 1981 Education Act. The school accepts pupils at any time during the academic year following Local Authority procedures for referral. A place will be offered by the Local Authority if the needs of the child can be met by Maplewood School.
- Contracts with other Local Authorities / Counties / Health providers
Occupational Therapy Speech & Language Therapy Physiotherapy
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