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Warren Wood - A Specialist Academy

Warren Wood - A Specialist Academy admits pupils from Gainsborough, Lincoln, Market Rasen, North Lincolnshire and the Bassetlaw areas of Nottinghamshire and North East Lincolnshire (we also admit learners from the rest of England and are happy to discuss placements with Local Authorities directly).

The Academy is housed in a specially designed building and has, as you would expect, specialist facilities and provision within.  These include specialist hygiene suites, specialist sensory zones, physiotherapy areas, rebound therapy bases, music therapy studios, outside areas for the visually impaired and routes throughout the academy for the novice to very experienced motorised wheelchair navigator.

The Academy provides educational and care provision for pupils with a wide range and type of Special Educational Need and/or disability. Nearly all pupils have an Education, Health and Care Plan.

We have a team of highly specialised teachers and support assistants which provides a high staff to pupil ratio and a high level of effective and evidence based therapeutic support including speech and language, physiotherapy specialist, dyslexia type teaching and specialist teaching for pupils with social and communication difficulties (Autism).

The Academy is able to help address the educational, medical and psychological needs of learners who experience general learning difficulties with remembering things, writing, reading and spelling and numerical operations and concepts. Some of our pupils have severe learning difficulties and receive a bespoke specialised curriculum. The majority of our pupils have social and communication difficulties related to their autistic spectrum level of need or medical difficulty and diagnosis.

Many of our learners have dyslexia, dyscalculia, dyspraxia, and other motor co-ordination difficulties, or medical needs such as epilepsy and autism.

The Academy has been awarded a number of National and Regional awards including awards for its autism teaching and support, AIMS4Lincs, winner of the Autism Education Trust Service Provider award for the last six years. Our inclusion and community work, International Values and Educational Awards, Awards for Healthy Schools and Excellent Food and Nutrition Gold Awards.

The Academy leadership team are leaders who are recognised nationally and locally in terms of their combined expertise.

The Academy is a happy, healthy and safe place for pupils to learn, achieve and attain educational experiences both within and outside the academy.

We provide a range of specialist services to others including psychological advice and assessment, outreach support to schools relating to social and communication issues, and bespoke school improvement advice and consultancy, portage provision on behalf of the Local Authority and support to local schools relating to developing Autism friendly schools and promoting understanding for teaching, support staff and governors.

Within its team, the Academy has experts in educational psychology; school improvement; leadership; special educational needs and disabilities training; business management; ICT; parental liaison and mediation; safeguarding and child protection; inspection and review; autism; and dyslexia.  All the above services are subject to a fee with the exception of the current outreach support to schools as part of the social and communication outreach team.

Warren Wood is a good and improving academy and we pride ourselves on putting the children first in all we do.

Parents and Carers and Professionals are always welcome to contact us or come in to visit us; if we can help, we gladly will.  If we can't, we assure you that one of our network of school leaders will be able to help you.

We have effective and positive relationships with our partner Local Authorities, social care teams, health teams and our own psychologists.  Our teacher and support assistant skills are regularly updated and we promote active continuing professional development that is relevant and evidence based.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Mrs Claire Cumberlidge
Contact Position
01427 615498
Warren Wood - A Specialist Academy Website

Where to go

Warren Wood - A Specialist Academy
., Middlefield Lane
West Lindsey
DN21 1PU


Time / Date Details

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 8.00 5.00
Tuesday 8.00 5.00
Wednesday 8.00 5.00
Thursday 8.00 5.00
Friday 8.00 5.00

Other Details


Other notes

We are a nationally recognised specialist academy providing for children who have special educational needs of all designations.  We are an all needs specialist academy.

Inclusion Information

Premise Accessibility

Has Provision

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision

Special Needs

Has Provision

Dietary Needs

Has Provision
School lunches are available daily

Childcare Information

30 Hours Extended Entitlement

Intending to provide 30 hours entitlement
Registered to provide 30 hours entitlement


Immediate vacancies
Is there a waiting list?
Please above information and contact school staff if you wish your child to be admitted to the academy. Admissions are in accordance with the Children and Families Act 2014.


Arts & Crafts
Baby Facilities
Private Changing Area
Baby toys
Pet Small Mammals
Accessible Parking
Adventure playground
Air Conditioning
CCTV security cameras
Role play dressing up
Climbing Frame
Books & Storytelling
Both indoor and outdoor activities
Quiet Area
Car Parking
Quiet Room
Sensory Room
Disabled Access
Drop-in Facilities
Construction toys
Secure Access
Sensory Play
Extended Services school
Full cooked lunch
Soft Play area
Environmental Area
Songs, Rhymes and Music
Events parties
Under Floor Heating
Healthy Eating
Heuristic play
Visit & Outings
Home Corner
House based activities
Meals cooked on premises
Messy Play Area
ICT Facilities
Internet Connection
Kitchen Facilities
Nature Exploration
Open Space
Multicultural Themed Play
Music Room
Music time
Nappy changing facility
Pet Reptile
Out-door Play
Outdoor Playspace

Transport & Pickups

Offers pickups
Local Offer

Local Offer


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Contact Name
Mrs Claire Cumberlidge
Contact Telephone
01427 615498
Contact Email

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Specialist Facilities

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SEN Information Report
Local Offer Age Bands
Primary (4-10 years)
Early Years (0-4 years)
SEN Provision Type

The Family Information Service maintains the list of Ofsted-registered childcare in the county, although any information provided by us does not constitute a recommendation and you should satisfy yourself of the quality and standard of any service or childcare provider you contact so that it meets the needs of your family.

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