About the school


Our History

The school was originally built in 1957 and opened in September that year as ‘Thieves Wood School for Very Severely Handicapped Children’. Originally the school catered for some 150 pupils, half of which were 7 day ‘boarders’ from the surrounding…

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Mission Statement, Vision and Values

The principal aim of our school is to provide a stimulating, challenging and caring environment, which allows each child to develop to their full potential educationally, physically, socially and personally.

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Admissions

Admissions are governed by Local Authority (LA) Policy & procedures in line with the Department for Education (DfE) ‘Code of Practice for the Assessment of Children with Special Educational Needs'

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Meet the team

We have over 100 full and part-time staff serving the school and the external services that the school provides in addition to some 20 health professionals who work onsite and 8 School Governors. Click here to meet the senior staff…

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Employment

Interested in joining the Fountaindale Team? We are regularly looking for talented team members. Get all the details of the employment vacancies we currently have open, how to apply, and the closing dates for applications.

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Fountaindale A-Z

In this section you will find a handy A-Z of frequently requested information about the day to day organisation of the school along with a Document Library, providing access to key school policies, holiday lists, Newsletters and the School Brochure…

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