About Our School

FWS Prospectus 2023 – 2024 

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Fosse Way has a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, with about 226 pupils on roll from five different Local Authorities. The school caters for children aged 3-19 years who, for a variety of reasons, find it difficult to be successful within mainstream schools as full-time pupils.  The school manages a satellite resource for students with Autism at nearby Writhlington School as well as provision at the Royal United Hospital, Bath offering transition into work for final year students. The school also has a residential area that caters for up to 11 students aged eleven plus.

Fosse Way School converted to an Academy on 1st of September 2011. The status allows the school to be more autonomous and to focus on initiatives that raise aspiration and achievement for children and young people with SEN locally, nationally and internationally. The school became part of The Partnership Trust, a multi-academy trust in September 2013.

Alongside tailored training for staff within Trust schools, The Partnership Trust also offers a wide range of professional development opportunities for those interested in getting into teaching as well as those already in the profession, from teaching assistants through to experienced leaders.

Full details can be found on our CPD website.

There are regular links with nearby schools and colleges. These include dual placements with mainstream schools for Key Stage 1 and 2 pupils and Key Stage 4 pupils attending link courses at Bath and Norton Radstock Colleges.

The local authority has also commissioned Fosse Way to provide an outreach service to mainstream schools for the support of pupils with autism. The Specialist Autism Support Service is based at Fosse Way and provides training and support for schools in the area.

The staff and governors have high aspirations for our children and aim to provide a high quality, relevant and balanced education for all our pupils that focuses on individual, personal and academic achievement. Students are taught in small groups, usually with more than one member of staff in attendance. There is a happy and positive atmosphere in which children can fulfil their potential and grow in self-confidence with respect for the people and environment around them.

The school has an excellent reputation amongst parents and the local community.  The quality of education on offer in a caring environment provides a positive choice for parents and young people.  Fosse Way is committed to a strong partnership between home and school in order that pupils achieve high  standards in all areas of the curriculum.