We understand that starting at a new school is often a worrying as well as an exciting time. The transition support at Silverwood is matched to the child's age and stage of development.
Where a child may be starting at a different point in the year to the main intake, there will be a bespoke transition package. Where your child is entering with the usual intake, eg. the start of a new academic year, there will be a package created to support the group transition.
Following confirmation of a place at Silverwood, please do not hesitate to contact the school who will be happy to direct you to the Transition Lead to answer individual questions.
Silverwood School caters for pupils with Special Educational needs that cannot be met in mainstream provision. Silverwood School caters for three hundred and sixty pupils from the ages of three to nineteen.
Silverwood School has three campuses: Chippenham, Rowde and Trowbridge, including an associated post-16 provision which is linked to Chippenham Campus.
There is extensive new building work planned for Silverwood School and due for completion in Autumn 2023. This will focus predominantly at the Rowde Campus for additional provision to cater for a wider range of ages and needs.
Each campus caters for specific needs and, therefore, Silverwood School will offer provision at the most appropriate campus to meet pupil need. Where provision is not offered at the closest campus to where the pupil lives, this will be shared with the LA. Where a preference for a campus is named this will be taken into consideration but Silverwood cannot guarantee to accommodate this preference. Campus designation will be reviewed annually.
A pupil may be considered for a place at Silverwood School if:
Arrange A Visit
If you are considering a special school place for your child and wish to look around Silverwood, please use the website to complete the register of interest form so we can direct your query to the correct Open Evening and Campus provision. Please note that we are unable to accommodate tours during the school day except in exceptional circumstances, and this should be directed through your SEND lead worker. Please do see the school Admissions Policy for further details as well as the exit criteria.