I am delighted to welcome you to Queensway Special School. We are a split-site school that caters for children and young people on the Autistic Spectrum (Queensway North), and for those with social, emotional and mental health difficulties (Queensway South).
At Queensway we offer a safe, nurturing and happy environment that offers a sense of belonging to each child. Our vision is to reignite a thirst for learning in our students within a challenging yet inclusive environment. We offer a broad and balanced curriculum and are always looking to expand our offer in response to our students’ needs. Our aim is to find each child’s individual talent and nurture that. We are also passionate about developing our students’ communication and interaction skills through our ever-expanding enrichment activities and creative curriculum offer.
Thanks to our smaller learning environment, we are able to offer a personalised learning experience. Our mixed-age classes enable us to offer a bespoke provision according to the student’s individual needs in which our students are able to thrive academically, emotionally and socially.
We pride ourselves on our positive relationships with families and professionals. This helps build a cohesive support network, ensuring that each child is given the tools to reach their potential and have a happy and successful future.
- Ms Julie Bravo, Principal
Queensway North will continue to operate as a specialist provision , caring for the needs of children who have an SEN statement with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC).
The school is housed in a fantastic modern building, designed and equipped specifically to support autistic children.
Queensway North is located on the A442, also known as Queensway, in the direction of Whitchurch. At present the school caters for sixty students.
In May 2014, Queensway was awarded the Certificate of Quality Autism Provision by the National Autistic Society and earned again in April 2017.
Our school environment has also been awarded a commendation reflecting the excellent environment in which our children can learn.
Queensway South, previously known as Mount Gilbert, has recently joined us under the Queensway name.
Queensway South caters for young people with a diagnosis of social, emotional and behavioral difficulties with additional complex needs such as Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD), Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD).
Students can join us from Year 5 in our Primary Phase and remain with us until leaving in Year 11.
Students attending Queensway South come from a wide catchment area around the whole of Telford & Wrekin and are transported from home to school on either the school's own minibus or private taxis.
The students at Queensway North and South are taught an exciting curriculum encompassing additional Social Education to help prepare our young people for life after school. Our classes range from approximately 5 - 9 students who are taught by a specialist teacher with at least one teaching assistant to each class.
The curriculum is differentiated to meet the needs of the individuals with our staff well trained to use a variety of teaching strategies to support their learning. We have high expectations of all our students and expect them to make good progress and leave school with qualifications benefiting their needs and abilities.
Our most recent Ofsted graded us as "Good" and inspectors stated "The effectiveness of Queensway is good. Students are well cared for and good teaching is enabling them to achieve well."
Contact Information North
Queensway, Hadley, Telford, TF1 6AJ
Principal: Ms. Julie Bravo
Administrator: Mrs. S Moore
Telephone: 01952 388555
Contact Information South
Hinkshay Road, Dawley, Telford, TF4 3PP
Principal: Ms. Julie Bravo
Administrators: Mrs Ann-Marie Dixon-Walker & Miss. J Lloyd
Telephone: 01952 387670