“Do not judge me by my success, judge me by how many times I fall down and get back up again.”

Nelson Mandela

Welcome to the Cloughwood Academy website.

I hope that this website has become a useful resource and a place where you are able to come to find out important information about Cloughwood and the work we do, continually striving to provide the best possible experience for all our pupils and families.

At Cloughwood we pride ourselves on being an outward facing, forward-thinking, inclusive community. Our staff work tirelessly to improve our provision and to ensure that your son makes the best possible progress and achieves the best outcomes both in their learning and in their personal development. 

We have more pupils attending the Academy now than ever before and the needs of our pupils are wider than ever, often very complex in nature. To address this our staff dedicate themselves to broadening their skills and knowledge and we adapt and improve the environment as best we can to meet those needs. 

Welcome to our website.

Please take the time to read our website to learn about all of the new and exciting developments taking place.

You will learn about the greatly improved learning environment, both inside and outside, such as the new gym floor, the state-of-the-art IT equipment in every classroom and the refurbishments in the school and residence. We also have a new sensory play area and outdoor learning classroom.

I have also included a new section outlining the provision that is developing around the Cloughwood Futures Curriculum (Key Stage 4 Futures Curriculum), which is having a really positive impact on attendance and the life chances for our boys. This has been really successful in it’s first two years and I am expecting even better outcomes in the future.

We are lucky to have such a supportive and involved wider community, so please continue to keep in touch with new ideas and constructive suggestions about how we can continue to get better.

Kind Regards,

Adrian Larkin