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Woodlands Secondary School

Woodlands Secondary School
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Woodlands Secondary School is a Secondary, Co-Ed school located in Bedfordshire, East of England.

It has 262 students from age 11-18 yr with a student-teacher ratio of 8 : 1.

This school rated Outstanding by recent Ofsted inspection.

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On Marsh Farm near Luton, there is a special needs school called Woodlands Secondary School for students ages 11 to 18.
Since it is the only secondary special school in the community, students attend from across Luton's catchment districts.
Our mission at Woodlands is to inspire and encourage our children and young people to reach their maximum potential. We believe that learning is a lifelong journey.
Our educational programme is individualised to meet the needs of each young person.
Our extensive and well-rounded curriculum emphasises practical learning and includes life skills to encourage and support independence.
The educational and therapeutic community at Woodlands School is active, enjoyable, and inclusive, and all of its members—students, their families, and staff—are always learning new things together.
Children and young people learn best when they are happy, and we place a great value on their emotional well-being.
Woodlands takes pride in the therapeutic assistance it offers to young people who are having a hard time adjusting to puberty.
The school offers training and school-based placements through an outreach programme for students and professionals at other Luton schools.
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Secondary Exam Result

Exam Result Not Published

Due to the pandemic, 2020 and 2021 Secondary school exam
results were not published at school level.

Discover school's performance with the Attainment 8 and Progress 8 scores. Attainment 8 reflects pupil achievement in 8 qualifications, while Progress 8 measures their progress from key stage 2 to 4, compared to peers across England.

School scores School Description
Progress 8 score - This score shows how much progress pupils at this school made across 8 qualifications between the end of key stage 2 and the end of key stage 4.
Attainment 8 score - Schools get a score based on how well pupils have performed in up to 8 qualifications.

Explore the percentage of pupils who attained grade 5 or higher & grade 4 or higher in their English and math GCSEs. This metric reflects their proficiency in these fundamental subjects.

GCSE Results School LA England
Grade 5 or above in English & Maths GCSEs - 38.94% 32.7%
Grade 4 or above in English & Maths GCSEs - 52.24% 45.19%

The English Baccalaureate (EBacc) ensures your child's well-rounded education. It includes essential subjects like English, math, sciences, languages, and humanities.

EBacc Results School LA England
Entering EBacc - 36.35% 24.79%
Achieving the EBacc at grade 5 or above - 13.53% 12.93%
Achieving the EBacc at grade 4 or above - 20.71% 17.08%
EBacc average points score - 3.26 2.96

Find out where our Key Stage 4 graduates are going next. Explore their different paths after finishing school – whether it's sixth form, starting work, or other adventures as they move forward.

Pupil destinations School LA England
Pupils staying in education or employment 97% 94.75% 90.4%
Total number of pupils included in destination measures 37 210 140
Pupils staying in education 97% 92.83% 86.28%
Further education college or other further education provider 5% 24.83% 34.05%
School sixth forms 0% 12.67% 30.7%
Sixth form colleges 0% 47% 10.42%
Other education destinations 92% 8.58% 11.13%
Pupils in apprenticeships 0% 0.92% 1.99%
Pupils staying in employment 0% 1% 2.15%

Exam Result Not Published

Due to the pandemic, 2020 and 2021 Secondary school exam
results were not published at school level.

Exam Result Not Published

Due to the pandemic, 2020 and 2021 Secondary school exam
results were not published at school level.

Discover school's performance with the Attainment 8 and Progress 8 scores. Attainment 8 reflects pupil achievement in 8 qualifications, while Progress 8 measures their progress from key stage 2 to 4, compared to peers across England.

School scores School Description
Progress 8 score - This score shows how much progress pupils at this school made across 8 qualifications between the end of key stage 2 and the end of key stage 4.
Attainment 8 score - Schools get a score based on how well pupils have performed in up to 8 qualifications.

Explore the percentage of pupils who attained grade 5 or higher & grade 4 or higher in their English and math GCSEs. This metric reflects their proficiency in these fundamental subjects.

GCSE Results School LA England
Grade 5 or above in English & Maths GCSEs - 28.6% 29.2%
Grade 4 or above in English & Maths GCSEs - 44.67% 43.32%

The English Baccalaureate (EBacc) ensures your child's well-rounded education. It includes essential subjects like English, math, sciences, languages, and humanities.

EBacc Results School LA England
Entering EBacc - 29.67% 25.72%
Achieving the EBacc at grade 5 or above - 9.07% 11.41%
Achieving the EBacc at grade 4 or above - 13.87% 16.42%
EBacc average points score - 2.89 2.88

Find out where our Key Stage 4 graduates are going next. Explore their different paths after finishing school – whether it's sixth form, starting work, or other adventures as they move forward.

Pupil destinations School LA England
Pupils staying in education or employment 100% 94.18% 90.21%
Total number of pupils included in destination measures 23 185 135
Pupils staying in education 100% 90.45% 84.05%
Further education college or other further education provider 13% 24.55% 33.37%
School sixth forms 0% 8.45% 31.09%
Sixth form colleges 0% 49% 8.47%
Other education destinations 87% 8.36% 11.15%
Pupils in apprenticeships 0% 1.45% 3.4%
Pupils staying in employment 0% 2.18% 2.77%

Discover school's performance with the Attainment 8 and Progress 8 scores. Attainment 8 reflects pupil achievement in 8 qualifications, while Progress 8 measures their progress from key stage 2 to 4, compared to peers across England.

School scores School Description
Progress 8 score - This score shows how much progress pupils at this school made across 8 qualifications between the end of key stage 2 and the end of key stage 4.
Attainment 8 score - Schools get a score based on how well pupils have performed in up to 8 qualifications.

Explore the percentage of pupils who attained grade 5 or higher & grade 4 or higher in their English and math GCSEs. This metric reflects their proficiency in these fundamental subjects.

GCSE Results School LA England
Grade 5 or above in English & Maths GCSEs - 31.87% 29.12%
Grade 4 or above in English & Maths GCSEs - 49.53% 42.54%

The English Baccalaureate (EBacc) ensures your child's well-rounded education. It includes essential subjects like English, math, sciences, languages, and humanities.

EBacc Results School LA England
Entering EBacc - 28.4% 24.65%
Achieving the EBacc at grade 5 or above - 9% 11.25%
Achieving the EBacc at grade 4 or above - 13.67% 15.92%
EBacc average points score - 3.16 2.84

Find out where our Key Stage 4 graduates are going next. Explore their different paths after finishing school – whether it's sixth form, starting work, or other adventures as they move forward.

Pupil destinations School LA England
Pupils staying in education or employment 100% 93.73% 84.85%
Total number of pupils included in destination measures 25 184 140
Pupils staying in education 100% 89.27% 73.87%
Further education college or other further education provider - 21.55% 28.39%
School sixth forms - 5.36% 31.43%
Sixth form colleges - 47.09% 9.1%
Other education destinations 100% 9.36% 5.91%
Pupils in apprenticeships - 2.09% 2.97%
Pupils staying in employment - 1.82% 2.07%

Discover school's performance with the Attainment 8 and Progress 8 scores. Attainment 8 reflects pupil achievement in 8 qualifications, while Progress 8 measures their progress from key stage 2 to 4, compared to peers across England.

School scores School Description
Progress 8 score - This score shows how much progress pupils at this school made across 8 qualifications between the end of key stage 2 and the end of key stage 4.
Attainment 8 score - Schools get a score based on how well pupils have performed in up to 8 qualifications.

Explore the percentage of pupils who attained grade 5 or higher & grade 4 or higher in their English and math GCSEs. This metric reflects their proficiency in these fundamental subjects.

GCSE Results School LA England
Grade 5 or above in English & Maths GCSEs - 30.36% 29.45%
Grade 4 or above in English & Maths GCSEs - 49.27% 43.01%

The English Baccalaureate (EBacc) ensures your child's well-rounded education. It includes essential subjects like English, math, sciences, languages, and humanities.

EBacc Results School LA England
Entering EBacc - 25.73% 25.18%
Achieving the EBacc at grade 5 or above - 12.27% 14.63%
Achieving the EBacc at grade 4 or above - 14% 16.18%
EBacc average points score - - -

Find out where our Key Stage 4 graduates are going next. Explore their different paths after finishing school – whether it's sixth form, starting work, or other adventures as they move forward.

Pupil destinations School LA England
Pupils staying in education or employment 100% 94.56% 85.17%
Total number of pupils included in destination measures 24 189 144
Pupils staying in education 100% 50.56% 58.13%
Further education college or other further education provider 0% 22% 30.58%
School sixth forms 0% 4.78% 32.04%
Sixth form colleges 0% 44.89% 8.99%
Other education destinations 100% 11.11% 5.68%
Pupils in apprenticeships 0% 2.78% 4.78%
Pupils staying in employment 0% 1.67% 2.46%
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Spring Term-2 24th Feb 2024 - 28th Mar 2024
Summer Term 13th Apr 2024 - 26th May 2024
Summer Term-2 1st Jun 2024 - 21st Jul 2024
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8 : 1
Student teacher ratio at Woodlands Secondary School
Local authority ratio 20 : 1

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