About the School

About QEII School

The Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee School caters for pupils with severe or profound and multiple learning difficulties, or complex needs.  There are 100 pupils on roll with 15 teachers, 5 higher level teaching assistants and 40 special support assistants in ten class bases.  We are also served by a part-time speech and language therapist, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, school nurse and clinical psychologist.

The school is a purpose built single storey building opened in 1978 by H.M. Queen Elizabeth ll. It is situated on the same campus as The Forest Community School. In addition to the main school there is a sixth form building, studio with theatre, indoor sport and art facilities, therapy room, hydrotherapy pool, resources room, quiet room, library, multi-sensory room, sensory garden, environmental garden, playground and soft play area. The school also owns five mini-buses.

The pupils at school participate in many activities.  Each pupil has an individual learning plan based on our school curriculum and the National Curriculum.  This will include many specialised activities, such as hydrotherapy, rebound therapy, riding for the disabled, aromatherapy and massage.  The school has specialist status for performing arts and is committed to learning through this approach. The school has recently achieved the highly acclaimed gold Artsmark, for the third time.  The school also prides itself on its links with the wider community through visits to other schools, link courses at colleges and work experience. Dual Placements with mainstream schools are encouraged if appropriate for individual pupils. The school has a successful partnership with Collyer’s Sixth Form that offers a two year specialist course for students aged between nineteen and twenty-five.

You can learn more about us in the school prospectus.