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


Welcome to Ashwood, a mixed Key stage 4 and 6th form class at Woodlands.

Ashwood class has 10 students aged from 15 to 19. The students have a range of abilities from pupils with Complex Learning Difficulties to those working at Entry Level 2. 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 KS5 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.

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 provide elements of these. The students have the opportunity to develop some work related skills in a range of activities as part of our careers programme and through work experience placements with Surrey Choices Employability.

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

Ashwood Class Newsletters

Meet the Staff


                                                     Ailsa Rea                     Katie Bedford              Ruth Woolnough

                                                 Class Teacher                 Class Teacher           Classroom Assistant



                                Shannon Kopezieck                  Mary Cunningham                            Nicki Bailey

                                           SNCA                                       SNCA                                           SNCA



                                                        Julie Ketchell                              Phyllis Fisher           

                                                              SNCA                                         SNCA