Welcome to Key Stage 4 at Heltwate Special Needs School

There are approximately 30 students within the Key Stages at any time. These are split between 4 classes depending upon their needs and requirements. Students are encouraged to reach their full potential both in their personal social development as well as their academic achievements.
Typically students leave Heltwate School with a number of qualifications that include functional skills, vocational experiences as well as Personal Social Development (PSD). We use a number of examination boards that include ASDAN and OCR.
The functional skills qualification by OCR comprises core skills such as Literacy (Communication), Mathematics (Numeracy) and Computing (ICT) as well as other curriculum and vocational skills such as Manufacturing and Art & Design for example.
Heltwate enjoys links with the local colleges and businesses and strives to provide relevant industrial visits and work experiences that prepare students for adult life. Students are encouraged to explore their local community and colleges and with support from parents/carers & guardians select a suitable Post-16 provision.
Heltwate works very closely with the Post 16 provisions in the area. Students will meet the Post-16 representatives from each college so that they are better informed about their choices.
Students and parents/guardians are encouraged to attend Post 16 Events as well as Open Evenings so that students can make an informed choice about their future.

Our new Curriculum guide is being updated and will be available very soon