Growth through personal
& social


Thank you for visiting our website. We hope that you enjoy your virtual journey around Parkwood Hall Co-Operative Academy which caters for children and young people with moderate to severe learning difficulties.

At Parkwood Hall the children and young people are at the heart of everything we do. Our aim is to provide an outstanding and supportive learning environment which challenges students to achieve success.

At Parkwood Hall we pride ourselves on preparing students for life. The core learning values, which are at the centre of the curriculum, focus upon developing the pupil’s resilience and ability to make informed life choices.

Please feel free to contact us and make an appointment to come and visit, meet the students and staff and have a look around our fabulous building and grounds as this is the only way you will get a real feel for our school.

Jacqui Tovey – Interim Head  -

Libby Blake – Chair of Governors  -


Our Offer

We offer a curriculum based on the needs of our students, which takes account of the requirements of the National Curriculum, and which is highly modified and adapted to meet their needs. Our own version of the “three Rs” states that learning should be Relevant, Realistic and Rewarding. As a consequence, we do not describe learning and teaching in terms of traditional school subjects.

If you require further information regarding our curriculum please contact the Deputy Principal on 01322 664441.

Core Values
Curriculum Model
Residential Care

Holistic Approach

Our approach is to fully integrate therapies into the curriculum. We have chosen our therapists carefully and they are integral and valued members of our team. Our speech and language team is directly employed by the school and our Occupational Therapist, physio and art and play psychotherapists are directly commissioned by us to work with all those students who need their specialised input.

Forest School
Speech, Language & Communication
Music Therapy
Medical Needs
Behaviour Management
Food & Nutrition
Performing & Creative Arts
Occupational Therapy


Key Dates
  • Sun 14 Jul
  • Mon 15 Jul
  • Tue 16 Jul
  • Wed 17 Jul
  • Thu 18 Jul
  • Fri 19 Jul
    • End of Term Prizes Assembly
    • Parents preparation day for end of term Festival
  • Sat 20 Jul
  • June 2019
  • 18th - Parents coffee afternoon
  • 27th - Transition morning
  • 28th - Non uniform day
  • July 2019
  • 4th - Transition day
  • 5th - Prom
  • 5th - Sport Day
  • 8th - Leiston Abbey w/c 8th July
  • 9th - Meet new teacher
  • 12th - Parents fund raising meeting
  • 19th - End of Term Prizes Assembly
  • 19th - Parents preparation day for end of term Festival
  • 23rd - Leavers assembly
  • 23rd - End of Summer Term
  • 23rd - Farewell Festival
  • August 2019
  • 26th - Summer Bank Holiday
  • September 2019
  • 2nd - Staff Inset
  • 3rd - Staff Inset
  • 4th - Staff Inset
  • 5th - Autumn term begins
  • October 2019
  • 18th - Break for half term
  • 28th - Students return
  • December 2019
  • 19th - End of Autumn Term
  • 25th - Christmas Day
  • 26th - Boxing Day
  • January 2020
  • 6th - Staff Inset Day
  • 7th - Spring Term begins
  • February 2020
  • 14th - Break for half term
  • 24th - Students return
  • April 2020
  • 3rd - End of Spring Term
  • 20th - Staff Inset Day
  • 21st - Summer Term begins
  • May 2020
  • 22nd - Break for half term
  • June 2020
  • 1st - Students return
  • July 2020
  • 21st - End of Summer Term and BBQ afternoon

Work for us



Advert - Teacher
Job Description - Teacher
Closing date:  Tuesday 18th June (Noon) 2019
Interview date: Wednesday 26th June 2019                 


Advert - TA
Job Description - TA
Closing date: Monday 24th June (Noon) 2019
Interview date: Tuesday 9th July 2019


Advert - School Nurse
Job Description - Nurse
Closing date:  Tuesday 18th June 2019
Interview date: Tuesday 25th June 2019




Candidates are requested to complete the following application form.

Parkwood Hall Application Guidance notes
Parkwood Hall Application Form Leadership, Teaching and Support Staff