Severndale is one of the largest special schools in the country, with over 400 pupils on roll. We cater for children and young people aged 2–19, across 3 different sites around Shrewsbury which includes Monkmoor Campus, Severndale@Mary Webb, and Futures at Shrewsbury College. Our stimulating environments engage and motivate children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Difficulties (SEND) from the full spectrum of need, including those with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD), Complex Learning Difficulties and Disabilities (CLDD), Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD), and Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD).
To make sure we meet the academic, social, physical, and sensory needs of everyone who attends Severndale, children and young people follow curriculum pathways from Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), into either Pre-Formal, Semi-Formal, and Formal curriculum pathways in Key Stage 1-4, then extending into a 6th Form or Futures curriculum pathway in Key Stage 5. Some young people join us between the ages of 19-25, in partnership with Shrewsbury College Group, to achieve supported internships and supported living outcomes.
Our dedicated and enthusiastic staff are trained and work in collaboration with multiagency health and care colleagues, including Speech and Language Therapists, Physiotherapists, and Community Care Nurses to develop bespoke approaches for individuals at Severndale. In addition, we work with our amazing children and young people to identify appropriate approaches to support effective communication strategies, positive behaviour management, and sensory regulation to ensure they can achieve accreditations and qualifications, so that they may maximise opportunities for social, academic, and vocational inclusion, now and for their future within their communities.
‘Our Severndale community is committed to developing key life skills that enables everyone to feel valued, be included, and learn at every age, stage, and level of ability’
Brian Thomas, Principal