Welcome

Unified Academy (formerly Chart Wood School) is a special school for boys aged 9 to 16 years who have social, emotional and mental health needs. Some students also have moderate learning and attachment difficulties. This means that students struggle to form strong, healthy and sustainable relationships with others and can present with challenging behaviour. All students have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).

Class sizes are small with no more than six student in each teaching group. Lessons are carefully planned and take into account the needs, interests and abilities of all students so that learning is more purposeful and engaging. Additional support in the classroom is provided by way of classroom assistants who work with students to build their confidence and self-esteem whilst also supporting their academic, social and developmental needs.

Students have access to Trusted Adults and Speech, Language and Communication Therapy. Additionally, the school has a full time Home School Link Worker (HSLW) who supports families in the management of behaviour, improving their child’s attendance at school and facilitating access to other Health and Social Care services.

If you are considering a place at Unified Academy for your son, please contact us on info@unifiedacademy.org or 01737 215 488.

Annabelle Thomas - Principal


Supporting each other, Achieving together


My son joined Unified Academy in September 2020 and it is the best educational setting for him.  As a parent, I was apprehensive about my son attending a new place, but the experience for him has been fantastic. Having had a tough time in previous schools, his attitude to attending school has been difficult. Unified Academy has changed his attitude towards school and that is thanks to the positivity of all the staff.  My son finally feels accepted and that is a great weight off my shoulders!

Latest News

Supporting students through creativity

Emotional Literacy Supports Assistants (ELSA) can help students a number of ways. This week, one of our Year 7 students explained that he was having nightmares, as a result he worked really hard and enjoyed creating a fantastic dream catcher. …

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Outdoor survival skills

Year 8 students attend High Ashurst, the outdoor learning centre on a weekly basis. This week they learnt how to build a campfire – this included excitedly collecting firewood, learning how to use flints and campfire cooking! They enjoyed bacon, …

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Exploring Indian culture

In Geography this term, Year 8 have been learning about India. This week’s lesson was focused on Indian culture, specifically traditional Indian food which the students got to try in their lesson. Students enjoyed trying Indian cuisine, some for the …

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Embracing Mental Health Week

Unified Academy are embracing Mental Health Week, we have been focusing on appreciating nature and the effects it has on our mood and self-esteem. We took a trip to the park for some outdoor learning and to work on team …

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