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Our Vision and Ethos

Our Mission is to:

Provide a high quality service for parents and families of Middlesbrough and district whose children have Special Educational Needs.

Extend our children’s knowledge, skills and understanding through a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum.

Develop a positive self image in each of our children.

We will:

Be available for the children and their families within a caring and supportive atmosphere.

We are striving to:

Provide children with teaching and support in an enriching and stimulating school environment.

Promote personal growth, acknowledging individual strengths and needs.

Enable our children to feel safe and secure in school.

Develop in our children caring attitudes towards others and the school environment.

Enable our children to acquire the necessary interests, attitudes, values and personal resources so that they may successfully take their place in a rapidly changing world.

We are committed to adopting strategies that:

Promote equal opportunity and ensure that the school environment is free from gender and cultural bias.

Develop spiritual and moral values in our children.

Develop tolerance, respect and understanding of other races, religions and ways of life.

Recognise and value the whole staff contribution to the quality of the service we provide, underpinned by honest, open and clear management.

Work closely with families and children, supported by other professionals, encouraging partnerships that enable effective learning.


Privacy Policy

We regard your privacy as important and any personal information you give to us will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulations.

We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page and contact forms available on various pages throughout the website.

Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.

This website uses Google Analytics which provides statistical data about the usage of the site. This information is not used to identify individuals, but is collected to provide us with an understanding of the areas of interest on our site and how our site is being used.

If you are connected to the internet you will have an IP Address. This may take the form of a figure, such as 333.333.22.1. The address will be automatically collected and logged as part of the connection of your computer to our web server and may be used to determine the total number of visits to each part of the site. This data is not collected and used for other purposes.

This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.

Prestige Award Winner: Holmwood School is Special School of the Year for 2022/23 and 2023/24     We are having a Quality Assurance Visit from Challenge Partners on the 15th - 17th of April 2024