Welcome to our School
Willow Bank is a small school and we provide an education for students who are not able to attend their usual school through ill health. Our aim is to provide a good school experience with a quality education and exciting opportunities to enable you to build your knowledge, skills and resilience so that you are better equipped to enjoy learning and life.
All students receive a warm welcome and have not one but two tutors! This is so that we can look after all your needs, in the classroom and around the school. We work closely with families and medical professionals so that we can be sure to provide the best support for each of you.
We have small teaching groups and every student has a timetable that is personalised. Some attend for a small number of hours and others have a full timetable. Some students will split their time between Willow Bank and their own school. We will try to find a way to maximize everyone’s potential while giving all the support that is needed.
Timetables are displayed around the school and a pdf copy can be downloaded here.
Breakfast club runs every morning before assembly. We understand that it is not always possible to find time to have something to eat before you leave the house in the morning and being hungry can make it hard to concentrate in your lessons. All students are welcome to one breakfast item and a drink free of charge each morning.
A sample breakfast menu can be downloaded here.
Morning break lasts 20 minutes and students are welcome to bring snacks and drinks into school or buy snacks and home-baked items from the kitchen.
Lunch time is 40 minutes long. Students are welcome to bring a packed lunch or can order a school meal from the kitchen in the morning before lessons begin. The kitchen offers a variety of sandwiches, jacket potatoes, paninis and soups. There is always a daily special. All our food is freshly prepared each day.
A sample lunch menu can be downloaded here.
Fruit and water are always available to all students free of charge.