The Woodlands

The aim of The Woodlands is to deliver a personalised academic, social and therapeutic programme to allow every individual to move on successfully to their next steps in education, employment or training.

The Woodlands, previously known as Broom Cottages Pupil Referral Unit, is the Durham County Council provision for both permanently excluded pupils and those identified as close to permanent exclusion.

For pupils aged 11-16 the provision is located across 2 bases ‘The Elms’ and ‘The Maples’ in Ferryhill, Durham. The Elms and the Maples have a capacity of 70 pupils.

For pupils age 5-11 the provisions are co-located within a mainstream primary school in Langley Park (The Willows) and a second primary base (The Beeches) located at Broom Cottages Primary School. Each Primary base has capacity of 15 pupils.

The school day at the Woodlands is organised around core lessons taught by experienced teachers: Maths, English, Science, PHSE, PE, Life Skills and Humanities. We deliver a 3 year KS3 curriculum and 2 year KS4 curriculum.  Vocational options are delivered each afternoon including Hair & Beauty, Construction, Catering and Design Technology. A variety of out of classroom learning visits helps to motivate the young people including Forest Schools, museum trips and outdoor activities.

When appropriate, students have the opportunity to attend a variety of offsite placements, including for work experience.

Who to contact

Contact name
Mrs L Candler
Contact position
Head Teacher
01740 656 040

Where to go

The Woodlands
Broom Road
County Durham
DL17 8AN

Other details

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Address: The Woodlands  Broom Road  Ferryhill  County Durham

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