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 20 Jan
  • Mon 21 Jan
  • Tue 22 Jan
  • Wed 23 Jan
  • Thu 24 Jan
  • Fri 25 Jan
  • Sat 26 Jan
  • January 2019
  • 1st - New Years Day
  • 3rd - Staff Inset Day
  • 4th - Staff Inset Day
  • 7th - Spring Term begins
  • February 2019
  • 15th - Break for half term
  • 25th - Students return
  • April 2019
  • 5th - End of Spring Term
  • 19th - Good Friday
  • 22nd - Easter Monday
  • 23rd - Summer term begins
  • May 2019
  • 6th - May Bank Holiday
  • 24th - Break for half term
  • 27th - Spring Bank Holiday
  • June 2019
  • 3rd - Students return
  • July 2019
  • 23rd - End of Summer Term
  • 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
  • 4th - Bank Holiday
  • 22nd - Break for half term
  • June 2020
  • 1st - Students return
  • July 2020
  • 21st - End of Summer Term

Work for us



Advert - Receptionist
Job Description and Person Specification - Receptionist
Parkwood Hall Application Guidance notes
Parkwood Hall Application Form Leadership, Teaching and Support Staff

Closing date: by noon on 28th January 2019
Shortlisted candidates visit:  Monday 4th February 12pm
Interview date: Tuesday 5th February 2019