About Us

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

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

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

Design Technology skills

Student, Charlie created a bespoke piece of furniture during his Design Technology lessons. He wanted to make a shoe cabinet so he had somewhere to put his shoes in his room. Charlie worked extremely hard and stayed focused throughout the …

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Eggstraordinary Food Technology

Year 6 and 7 students have been learning about the Easter story, and in this week’s food tech lesson they focused on the symbolic meaning of the egg during the celebrations. This translated into them making fantastic edible Easter baskets.

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Enrichment trip to the park

As part of their social skills and enrichment lesson, students in year 6 and 7 enjoyed a visit to the local park. They were encouraged to make their own packed lunches, some choose to make tuna rolls, which entailed safely …

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Bird house project

Students have been putting their design technology skills to excellent use making these amazing bird houses. Cayden was the first to complete the project, he said: “When I look at my bird house I feel happy.” Cayden’s teacher conveyed that students …

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