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Finch Woods Academy

Headteacher's Welcome

Learn, Enjoy, Succeed

We would like to welcome you to Finch Woods Academy, an Award Winning 11-16 specialist school for pupils with social, emotional, mental health and behavioural difficulties.

Situated in Halewood, we take pupils from all across Knowsley as well as neighbouring boroughs. A large majority of our pupils are disadvantaged and receive pupil premium, free school meals are well above the national average.

We aim to provide the highest quality teaching and learning opportunities, a carefully planned broad and enriching curriculum along with personalised care and support to provide all pupils with the chance to gain qualifications, social skills and self confidence for a happy and fulfilling future.

Many pupils come to us in crisis after experiencing significant educational difficulties, long periods of non-attendance, exclusions and disengagement. We are skilled at building positive relationships with pupils displaying challenging behaviour and work exceptionally hard to break down barriers to learning and give all pupils the chance to achieve.

Pupils are expected to achieve a range of GCSEs, functional skills and other qualifications with us at Key Stage 4 and are supported to plan for post 16 options through careers education, advice and guidance, work experience and vocational learning.

The school is vibrant and lively with many extra-curricular and SMSC events taking place throughout the year including the Finch Woods Pledge and residential visits. Recent residential visits have been to Barcelona and New York.

Please take a look around our website. If you would like any further information please do not hesitate to contact the School.

 

Miss L Dickinson

Headteacher