Welcome to Finch Woods Academy

Headteacher’s Welcome

We would like to welcome you to Finch Woods Academy, an Award Winning 11-16 specialist school for pupils with social, emotional, mental health and behavioural difficulties. Situated in Halewood we serve the communities of Knowsley including Huyton, Kirkby and Prescot as well as neighbouring boroughs.

We aim to provide the highest quality teaching and learning opportunities along with personalised care and support to provide all pupils with the chance to gain qualifications, social skills and self confidence for a happy and fulfilling future.

Many pupils come to us in crisis after experiencing significant educational difficulties, long periods of non-attendance, exclusions and disengagement. We are skilled at building positive relationships with pupils displaying challenging behaviour and work exceptionally hard to break down barriers to learning and give all pupils the chance to achieve.

Pupils have the opportunity to achieve a range of GCSE’s, BTEC and functional skills qualifications with us and are supported to plan for post 16 learning.

The school is vibrant and lively with many extra-curricular and SMSC events taking place throughout the year including the Finch Woods Pledge, recent residential visits have taken place to London, Barcelona, Colomendy and Krakow. Please take a look around our website.

If you would like any further information please do not hesitate to contact the School.

Laura Dickinson Headteacher

“Staff…have extremely positive relationships with pupils”

Ofsted, 2017

“All…pupils make expected or better progress”

Ofsted, 2017