The Shrubberies School

Welcome: Key information

Welcome to The Shrubberies School


The Shrubberies School caters for children and young people with special educational needs between the ages 2 and 19 years, with accommodation for up to 130 pupils.  The accommodation is comprised of The Shrubberies School main site which caters for pupils from 2 to 16 and The Apperley Centre, which will cater for students aged 16-19 years.  The Apperley Centre is only half a mile away from the main school site and is styled to accommodate further education learning for our pupils.


The school has a dark room, multi-sensory rooms, large soft play room and hydrotherapy pool. Good playground and grassed areas are available to the pupils, together with an adventure playground and enclosed play areas for early years children.  The school also has a Multi Use Games Area (MUGA), working gardens and an enclosed wildlife pond area.  The forest garden is also an established place of learning.  The children are able to participate in rural science projects and develop gardening skills.

Information and communication technology is used throughout the school and a wealth of relevant and structured programmes of learning are available.


Please continue to look around our website and feel free to contact the school direct with any queries you may have, and thank you for visiting.  Paper copies of the essential information published on this website are available to parents on request.  You are welcome to contact the  Head Teacher, Wendy Newby on 01453 822155 or


Main Contact Details for any enquires are:   Head Teacher, Wendy Newby, 01453 822155



The School Day


School Opens 8.55pm

Registration   9.05am

Lunch 12.00-1.00pm

Finish 2.55pm


The School is divided into four main areas



Lower School

Age Range Nursery to Year 3

Middle School

Age Range Year 3 to Year 8

Upper School

Age Range Year 8 to Year 11

Further Education

Age Range Year 12 to Year 14


A link to Ages, Year Groups and Key Stages in School can be found on this page.



The Deputy Designated Safeguard Lead Staff are :

Rachel Stephens, Deputy Head Teacher

Jude Shackell, Assistant Head Teacher

Clare Jordan, Parent Support Advisor



Safeguarding enquiries: 


Contact the above : 01453 822155 or email




Ages, Year Groups and Key Stages in School