Wribbenhall School is currently awaiting its Ofsted
inspection and DfE Approval to open as an Independent Alternative Provision,
Primary School. It will offer four places for primary aged children who are
currently not accessing state-maintained schools. These children will have had
negative life experiences and are no longer able to access education in the
state school system. The school will offer emotional support and the option for
each child to choose what they learn about.
“During my time working with children I have seen an
increase in the occurrence of anxiety, in children, in Primary schools. I know
that some children have attempted suicide during stressful periods of their
lives, and I want to give some of these children the chance to work in a
relaxed, understanding and caring environment,” (Ellis Wells).
Wribbenhall School supports children who have had negative
experiences, which have caused an impact upon their emotional wellbeing, making
them unable to continue in state schools. This may present as, depression,
self-harming, or even as ‘at risk of suicide’. Emotional wellbeing and
resilience will be developed so that each pupil can move on to their chosen
next life stage, with strength, confidence and a positive life attitude. Nurturing,
nature and the emotional support pets will help to increase the child’s emotional
wellbeing and self-esteem.
The school offers an integrated approach to a double focus
curriculum. It replicates but is not confined to the National Curriculum and offers
each child the freedom to choose their own topic of education. This means that
each child has a personalised curriculum, but staff keep their attainment in
line with the national expectations of all children. With the school on the
door step of the Wyre Forest it has access to the countryside and considers
nature to be a major influencing factor in its mission to support children.
Accessing local and regional education facilities are embedded in the school’s ethos.
“I want to give them a calm and nurturing environment
to help relieve their anxiety,” (Sally Wells).
What if a parent is unable to fund a specialist school
When children are deemed to have Special Educational Needs
and the local authority is preparing a draft Education and Health Care Plan,
then the family may request that a specialist school is named on the EHCP. The
local authority will then consider adding this to the EHCP. If the local
authority say that another school is more appropriate, then the parent has the
right to prove otherwise.
Wribbenhall school recognises that the children who attend
the school are vulnerable children. It also recognises its great responsibility
to support and care for its children. Every possible step to ensure the safety
of each child is taken. All members, staff and volunteers at the school are fully
vetted prior to and during the time they work at the school. The school works
closely with a variety of safeguarding organisations throughout Worcestershire
and the greater Midlands area. Prospective parents are welcome to contact the
school by telephone, email or via the contact form on the website.
Wribbenhall school is a small, specialist school supporting
emotional wellbeing, through a pupil-led curriculum and access to the natural
environment. It will inspire happy, re-engaged young people who are equipped to
confidently move forward in their lives. It seeks to promote this through a
personalised, pupil-led curriculum, encompassing both academic and nurture
support that embeds within the school’s core values. The core values
Wribbenhall School seeks to promote in its students are positive self-esteem;
confidence in their own judgement, self-reliance, independence, ambition and
compassion. Although children choose their own topic of study, assessment is
made against the national curriculum to support transition to other schools. Our
has more information and contact details.
We aim to inspire, happy re-engaged young people who are equipped to confidently move forward in their lives.
We seek to promote this through a truly personalised, pupil-led curriculum encompassing both academic and nurture support that embeds within the schools’ core values.
The core values Wribbenhall School seeks to promote in its students are positive self-esteem; confidence in our own judgement, self-reliance, independence, ambition and compassion.
Opening September 2019
Post date: March 5, 2019
We have an expected opening date of Wednesday 4th of September 2019. We are also filling up our available pupil places.
Post date: January 12, 2019
Andrew Easton’s interview with Ellis Wells from Wribbenhall School available here at 1:41:15. Link available for 26 days.
Our News Article
Post date: January 10, 2019
We are really happy to announce our first news article, published on the front page of the Kidderminster Shuttle. Follow this link to read it here.
Post date: September 22, 2018
We are aiming for an opening date of 29th April 2019.
Post date: September 8, 2018
At Wribbenhall School we are working hard creating a secure, nurturing, pupil centred environment.