Welcome to our school website. We hope that it will be a useful source of information for parents, relatives or friends who already have children at our school and for those who are thinking of joining us in the future.
If you are a pupil at our school I am sure you will have fun reading about our school and looking at the photographs of you and your friends!
We are very proud of our school and its many successes in all aspects of school life. I hope as you explore our website that it will give you a clear insight into the life and work of our school and show you how the philosophy of our school with its strong commitment to high standards and its emphasis on developing each individual’s academic, social and personal potential to the full, impacts on everything we do.
We consider that our school is a very happy and dynamic place to learn in. Our staff work extremely hard to achieve excellent standards of teaching and learning and continually review and reflect on their work in order to meet the needs of each individual. We place great emphasis on the need for each child to develop the skills to be confident, adaptable, independent and self disciplined learners within a learning environment that celebrates success, promotes thinking and enables children to feel happy and secure. Our most recent Ofsted report (December 2008) acknowledged our many strengths and high standards. All members of our school community are actively encouraged to work together to meet the aims of our school and to ensure that each child receives the best possible education here, developing the skills and attitudes to continue learning as a life-long activity.
Skilts is a Residential Special School for primary age boys (National Curriculum Years 1-6; ages 5-11 years old) with emotional, social and behavioural difficulties with associated learning difficulties.
We are situated just outside Redditch in Worcestershire. The school is approximately 5 miles from the Birmingham boundary and is controlled by Birmingham Local Authority. We are open on weekdays and term time only, having a structure to currently support 62 pupils in the school day and 30 pupils each residential night.
We offer residential placement for up to 4 nights a week (hence pupils can stay 1, 2,3 or 4 nights, dependent upon their needs). Pupils have a wide variety of abilities from P Scales to Level 3-4, having general, rather than specific learning difficulties.
What's been happening in Mrs Davis' class?
Mrs Davis’ class recently set up a mini enterprise at the Co op in Studley. From their stall they ran a seasonal tombola and a name the reindeer competition and sold bowls of hyacinths which they bought and prepared themselves. This helped to teach them the value of money, budgeting, working as a team, liaising with members of the public... Read more...
Whats been happening in Mandy Stanley's class: Pioneer Centre 2013
On 7th February 2013 Mandy Stanley's class set off for their first residential visit. For lots of the boys this was their first time away from home. When we arrived we settled into our Lodge and our instructors arrived to show us round. Once we had got our bearings we went for lunch, pizza and a muffin for afters! Energy for our first activity!... Read more...
What's been happening in Mrs Hodges Class?
As part of our Houses and Homes theme we visited Coughton Court. Coughton court is a very big old house. We climbed up to the roof and we looked in lots of the rooms. We were told how people used to have their heads chopped off a long time ago. We liked the model of the head! Gruesome! In our class we do lots of cooking. We link... Read more...