Stubbin Wood School

Creating opportunities for everyone to achieve success and reach their potential

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I feel very privileged to be the Headteacher of Stubbin Wood School & Nursery, a school where you can be confident your child will be safe, happy, and have their individual needs met through our specialist teaching and interventions.
Our values are reflected in our mission statement: 'Creating opportunities for everyone to achieve success and reach their potential. Inclusion is the centre of our ethos and day to day working practices as "Creating opportunities for everyone to achieve success" cannot be achieved without it. It is therefore part of the role of every member of staff.
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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


Stubbin Wood POTENTIAL.

 At Stubbin Wood we believe that there are a number of key priorities which need to be embedded throughout our curriculum offer if students are going to achieve success and reach their potential, these are;

  • Cultural Capital
  • Outdoor Learning
  • Enrichment
  • Social Interaction
  • Well Being
  • Technology
  • Enterprise
  • Reading and
  • Adulthood



Into employment for Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

On 11th May a group of students & staff from Stubbin Wood attended an ‘Into employment event’ hosted by Mark Emly Assistant Director Learning, Access & Inclusion, DCC at Tapton Campus Chesterfield.


During the conference students shared their experience of 6th Form life, with one student explaining why he has chosen Stubbin Wood 6th Form for his post 16 placement. Mrs Baker and Miss Jobson shared with the conference their vision for the future of 6th Form provision.


Everyone enjoyed the event with information shared among the different agencies that attended. Many thanks to the students & staff who attended.

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.