We are an Ofsted graded GOOD school. We are proud to be named as a Thrive School of Excellence.
Both school sites are open today. However the roads to Newmead farm can become flooded and if the rain continues we may be forced to close the Farm site early. We will keep everyone informed if that becomes the case, but hope we don’t have to.
For any safeguarding queries, please contact our Designated Safeguarding Lead, Mr Nigel Troop on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07788 316559, or alternatively contact our Deputy designated safeguarding leads for each or our sites:
We are an Ofsted graded GOOD school and are proud to be named as a Thrive School of Excellence. We are an independent SEMH school offering an individualised education to improve life outcomes.
Our team of staff provide highly specialised education provision and support to students who have complex needs. Our school runs across two sites, the Ark in Frome and Newmead Farm in Maiden Bradley.
We are passionate about providing excellent, bespoke education and opportunities for our students. Our four pillar goals are CARE – care, adaptability, resilience and empathy; through these we develop our students social, moral, spiritual and cultural skills, and add to this academic achievement, developing our young people so that they can secure, safe and contributing members of society.
Thrive (therapeutic and restorative approach to emotional and social development) underpins our entire curriculum. Students thrive and progress in our school, and their attainment, engagement and progress is significantly higher in comparison to previous placements, as recognised by OFSTED. We are extremely proud of our school, our students and our amazing staff.
We aim to provide our students with a safe, caring and nurturing community with clear, consistent boundaries and high expectations. Relationships are at the heart of our approach and are based on sensitive understanding of a young person’s experiences and the areas in which they require more support.
Situated in the historic town of Frome, Wessex Lodge School is a three storey, bright, spacious, modern building refurbished to provide the best possible facilities including office accommodation and a range of classrooms designed and modified to meet the requirements of students who have complex needs.