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Welcome to Ashwood, our 6th form class at Woodlands.


Ashwood class has 10 students aged from 16 to 19. The students have a range of abilities from pupils with Complex Learning Difficulties to those working at Entry Level 1. The Woodlands curriculum at KS5 makes use of the community and opportunities to work with colleges and outside agencies. This enables the students to learn and consolidate skills in real-life settings and helps to prepare them for adult life.

All students are baselined against the adult curriculum Milestones (M levels) or Entry levels during their first term in Ashwood and their progress is tracked regularly using SOLAR.  They all work towards qualifications and accreditation through ASDAN Personal progress.

Students continue to work on their Functional skills and on developing their independent living skills as well as taking part in activities linked to their personal interests.


 Students think about what they want to do when they leave school and try out a number of different activities to help them to make an informed choice in the future.  Many of these activities take place off site and are led by outside agencies.

In KS5, most students attend college link sessions at the Woodlands centre at Merrist Wood. They try out some new activities while familiarising themselves with the college environment. Units they might undertake include Small animal care, Horticulture, Photography and Countryside management. They join the other Merrist Wood students for lunch in the canteen.

We also work towards the 4 outcomes of the ‘Preparing for Adulthood’ initiative:

Employment, Independent Living skills, Good Health and Friends, Relationships and Community and all of the KS5 activities provides elements of these. The students have the opportunity to develop some work related skills in a range of activities including during weekly woodwork and construction sessions with a tutor from Surrey Satro and through work experience placements with Surrey Choice Employability.





After leaving Woodlands, recent students have successfully transitioned on to college at Nescot, Merrist Wood or Orchard Hill, while others have moved on to appropriate social care settings that were able to meet their needs e.g. My Time, Chailey Futures, Oak Tree Farm.

Ashwood Class Newsletters

Meet the Staff


                                                     Ailsa Rea                      Debbie Gilbert                 Helen Sole

                                                 Class Teacher              Classroom Assistant      Classroom Assistant



                                                          Julie Humphreys                       Mary Cunningham

                                                                  SNCA                                          SNCA



                                                        Julie Ketchell                              Phyllis Fisher           

                                                              SNCA                                         SNCA