North Star Academy

Reshaping the future


Woodstock School is a special school for children (5-11) and Bristol Gateway is a special school for children (11-16) identified as having Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs.

As a federation, we aim to support every child in order that they can develop their self-esteem, achieve appropriate and challenging personal targets and develop an enthusiasm for learning so that they can make the most of opportunities presented to them.

All staff work to inspire, motivate, challenge and support each pupil, no matter what their individual needs may be.  Each child has either a statement of educational need or an Education, Health, Care Plan (EHCP) and, as such, we ensure that we provide a broad, balanced curriculum that is relevant and differentiated to meet individual needs and abilities.

The needs of a child can and will change over time. It is the responsibility of all school staff and additional agencies working with the child to respond to changing needs in order that the child may develop and meet their potential.

In order to support our pupils thoroughly, the SLT, SENCo, SEN Governor and staff have developed a policy reflecting the SEND code of practice 0- 25 guidance July 2014.

School Contacts:

Clarice Jopling - Bristol Gateway School SENCO can be reached via the school office

Lucas Wellington - Woodstock School SENCO can be reached via the school office

Parent Support Lead – Julie Pester, can be reached via the school office

Danni Richards – SENCO Administrator, can also be reached via the school office

Bristol Gateway: 01173772275          Woodstock: 01173772175

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