Our school is one of five specials schools within the Ambitions Academies Trust.
Iford Academy is a special school for secondary aged pupils that supports approximately 90 pupils most of whom have an Education Health and Care Plan. These places are allocated via the BCP local authority as part of the EHCP process. We also support pupils who are at risk of exclusion or who have been excluded from mainstream school.
We are located near Kings Park on an open site amongst four other local schools.
The school has open grounds with sports fields to the front and rear of the school. As well as our general teaching classrooms, the school also has a modern Science, I.T, Cookery, Art, and Health and Fitness rooms.
Pupils also enjoy the construction area, hard court sports area, and a very pleasant science garden and pond.
All class are small (no more than 8 pupils) with a Teacher and a Teaching Assistant. To build and benefit from strong relationships the teacher and TA stay with the class for most of the day. As pupils move into KS4, moving to subject specialist teachers is increased preparing them for change as they reach post 16.
Pupils can access support from other staff teams that support classes, including the safeguarding team, Intervention team (including ELSA) and the pastoral team (which includes the e-safety, anti-bullying champion and prevent lead, pupil voice lead and first aid lead.) The school also has close links with external agencies who work closely with our pupils.