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Supporting students to take huge steps forward
Individually tailored support, learning opportunities and clinical expertise come together to give everyone the skills and confidence they need to be who they want to be.
Ivy Lane School is a specialist school offering child-centred education and support, including a full range of Therapeutic Services based on site, for 24 young people aged 11 to 19 in an environment that complements their individual needs, capabilities and aspirations whilst allowing them the opportunity to progress and reach their full potential.
Opening up a range of learning opportunities
Located on the outskirts of Wakefield city centre, Ivy Lane School opens up a range of community learning opportunities for all of its young people.
We have a range of different learning environments, classrooms and well equipped learning spaces to complement the wide variety of available activities and to create positive learning opportunities. Within the school’s grounds we have our own ICT suite, library, sports hall, outdoor gym, sensory rooms, arts and crafts workshop, outdoor playground, media room, dining room and learning intervention rooms. Excellent relationships have been established with local sensory facilities, working farms, pet rescue centres, soft play centres, gyms and leisure centres.
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Creating a safe environment to maximise potential
We aim to develop independence through learning in school and a community environment that offers warmth, security and consistency.
Ivy Lane School offers a person-centred approach that is strongly child-centred. We are committed to ensuring the health, safety and welfare of the young people we support. Our safeguarding arrangements sit in this context.
How we help students achieve their very best
Individually tailored support, learning opportunities and clinical expertise come together at Ivy Lane School to give students the skills and confidence they need to be who they want to be. Read our case studies to find out how this has enabled students here to achieve their best.
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