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Access School

Access School offers innovative sen education within a stable, tailored learning environment for young people aged 5 to 17 with social, emotional and mental health difficulties.

Set in the heartland of rural Shropshire near Wem, Access School has made a name for itself as a vibrant, pro-active school dedicated to achieving the best outcomes for their pupils.

Converted from a working farm, the school setting is uniquely therapeutic and calming, supporting pupils who have struggled in a mainstream setting to stabilise and thrive in a therapeutic learning environment.



Admissions Policy Anti-Bullying Policy
Assessment Policy Behaviour Policy
Curriculum Policy First Aid Policy
Health & Safety Policy SENDP (Code of Practice)
Safeguarding & Child Protection Complaints Policy
Archived Ofsted Reports Current Ofsted Report (2019)
Progress Summary 2018/2019
  • Pupils: 30
  • Location: Wem, Shropshire
  • Ofsted Rating: Requires Improvement
Term Times

Autumn Term 2019

Open: 03 September
Close: 18 October

Half Term: 21 October to 01 November

Open: 04 November
Close: 20 December

Christmas Hols: 23 December to 03 January 2020

Spring Term 2020

Open: 06 January
Close: 14 February

Half Term: 17 February to 21 February

Open: 24 February
Close: 03 April

Easter Hols:  06 April to 17 April

Summer Term 2020

Open: 20 April
Close: 22 May

Half Term: 25 May to 29 May

Open: 02 June
Close: 22 July

Summer Hols: 23 July to TBC

Other Closed Dates

Inset Day: 02 September
Inset Day: 01 June
Inset Day: a series of twilight sessions
PD Day: Family Care Roadshow (Date TBC)

Bank Holiday: 04 May 2020

"Tom has made more progress this year educationally, emotionally and socially than he has in the last 4 years. Coming to Access School was so right for Tom."
Foster Carer - March 2016

The Access School team are committed to helping children and young people achieve their full potential as we teach and guide. Access School is a vibrant, enjoyable place for children to develop themselves. Our aim is to do the best for each and every one of our young people.

Access School is an ordered, purposeful and stimulating school that recognises pupil’s progress, differences and values. We work in partnership with outside agencies to encourage pupils to become responsible and self-disciplined citizens.

Young people’s progress and development is paramount and central to all that we do.

Sarah Earing - Head Teacher

Since her appointment, the headteacher has improved the school considerably. There is a clear sense of direction and the school is developing well. Staff have very positive views about the leadership and management of the school and effective teamwork has secured improvements quickly.

Pupils make good progress from their starting points. As soon as they join the school, they start to flourish socially and academically. They make good gains in English, including reading, which for many has been a source of failure in the past. Pupils also make impressive progress in mathematics.

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Ofsted 2016
To find out more about Access School and the other services we provide across the UK please contact:
01939 220791 (8.45 am to 3.15 pm) or 01939 220797