Hello and welcome to Severndale Academy. We are a large special school which is part of the Learning Community Trust, a multi academy trust working across Shropshire and Telford.

My name is Lucy Lee and I am proud to be the new Principal of Severndale, having joined the school from the 1st January 2024.

Through consultation with our school community, we aim to demonstrate our school vision of ‘Enabling Communication, Independence and Enjoyment for Life’ through our chosen school values of Communication, Independence, Wellbeing and Inclusivity. We strive to live these values throughout each school day.

Our provision is split across three sites including our main Monkmoor site, our satellite provision working within the Mary Webb mainstream secondary school and also our 16-25 provision based at Shrewsbury College called Futures. Please take some time to look through the various parts of the website and do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions about our school.

About our School

Severndale Specialist Academy was established in September 1995 following the reorganisation of provision for children with special educational needs in Shropshire.  In September 2008, a large scale development was completed at the site on the Monkmoor Campus.  In September 2011 a second provision based at Mary Webb School and Science College opened to cater for secondary aged pupils with moderate learning difficulties. In November 2014 our Futures provision in conjunction with Shrewsbury College providing work related learning for the students.

Our children and young people are aged 2.5 to 25 and have a range of learning difficulties.  These include moderate, severe, complex and profound learning difficulties, those with autism, complex medical conditions and physical and mobility difficulties.  A number of our young people present behavioural difficulties arising from their condition; many have communication difficulties.

Our school is arranged into Key Stage departments, with pastoral leads for each department – please see the ‘meet the staff’ page for further information.

Our curriculum after the Foundation Stage (EYFS to Year 2) is arranged into Pathways 1, 2 and 3 to enable us to further tailor the curriculum to the strengths and needs of our learners. Please see our Curriculum page for further information.