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

Secret Garden Sanctuary

Students from Unified Academy were proud to be the first school group to attend the Secret Garden Sanctuary which includes a Care Farm. The outing provided the boys with an opportunity to learn about caring for farm animals, from feeding …

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Sporting Chances

On Friday 11th of December our friends from Sporting Chances visited Unified Academy and students had the amazing opportunity to play with ex-Millwall player Bas Savage and test out their footie skills. We are developing an exciting partnership to include …

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Fundraising for Children in Need 

Always keen to help those less fortunate than themselves, students’ put on their aprons and rose to the challenge once again. This time, they put their baking and fundraising skills into action to support the charity, Children in Need. The …

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Remembering Josh

Year 10/ 11 students, led by Kyle and Jesse, were keen to organise a bake sale to raise money towards a commemorative bench to remember their friend and fellow student Josh, who sadly passed away from cancer in 2017. They …

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