Stubbin Wood School

Creating opportunities for everyone to achieve success

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Thank you to the students for a fantastic Christmas production! Thank you for attending our Christmas performance, all raffle prizes have now been claimed.


Message from the Headteacher
It has been another good term for the students and staff at Stubbin Wood School & Nursery and we are all very much looking forward to the final 7 days… we have a number of Christmas performances on our main site and Nursery this week and the Christmas Fair on Friday the 15th December.
Yours sincerely, Sarah Baker Headteacher
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Sixth Form Area



Welcome to the sixth form area. The information here is intended to give you an oversight of the provision for post 16 users and their families.


It is our aim to make sure that our students will enjoy their time with us - having fun but also working hard.


Our Sixth Form has been purpose built to support the development of independence and there are specialised work and life skills related rooms as well as individual classroom bases. The central living area is a fantastic social and work related space that provides students with opportunities to work, play, eat or party in a modern environment.


You might like to get a copy of out Parent Handbook for future reference as it contains some useful information.

Our Vision and Aims.


Stubbin Wood Sixth Form is recognised by OFSTED as being outstanding. It is a place where we prepare the students in life skills, functional English, Maths and ICT and endeavour to make the transition from school to adulthood as seamless and enjoyable as possible.


At Stubbin Wood we aim to offer a wide range of appropriate qualifications and experiences for all our learners.


Where appropriate, we offer pupils enterprise projects, work related placements and college based opportunities with a focus on qualifications and life and work skills in order to prepare the learners for life after the Sixth Form.


We also understand that some pupils may need elements of a `pre-formal curriculum' and therefore continue to offer access to external therapists along with our light and dark sensory rooms, hydrotherapy pool and motor learning. We offer individualised curriculums and timetables in order to make sure every pupils needs are met.

The Sixth Form Curriculum.


In the Sixth Form, learning is about  gaining experience, awards and qualifications. Each student will follow a course appropriate to their abilities and interests.


We follow courses that focus on:


  • Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT
  • ASDAN Personal Progress
  • Personal Social Development
  • Work Related Learning
  • Vocational Skills
  • Independent living skills (shopping, cooking, cleaning and budgeting).


As well as:


  • Work Experience (on and off site)
  • Creative Arts (Music, Drama and Art)
  • Duke of Edinburgh
  • Sport and Leisure
  • Environmental Studies


Dukes Barn - The students are moving topsoil to build a fire pit, raking leaves and sorting wood to create a log pile.


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The students have been working with Adam Case, one of the Shirebrook Academy music staff, on a short performance piece.