Wood Edge Independent School



Please read the Welcome Letter and other letters from the Head of Education:

Here is also the Wood Edge Independent School Calendar for 2023-2024.



We are Ofsted Registered URN 143936
We are delighted that Wood Edge Independent School achieved ‘Good’ in all areas of their Ofsted and HMI inspection, November 2022.

Here is the WEiS Ofsted Inspection Report 2022 for you to read and review and share with others as this is testimony to the excellent work and good standards within My3 services.



Here are other school reports for you to read

Wood Edge Independent School - My3 Outreach Education Model

Welcome to Wood Edge Independent School. We are Ofsted Registered URN:143936 for students aged 11 – 19 years and is an integrated My3 service – Care Education and Therapeutic – to provide a seamless and focused approach for each individual to Live – Learn - Grow.

My3 are proud to provide a caring and compassionate environment at Wood Edge Independent School that can create enriched learning experiences, for young people that have Special Education Needs, based on their strengths, skills and interests.

The Wood Edge Independent School Curriculum and rationale works well for each individual because it is highly personalised and based on the principles and aims of the National Curriculum at KS3; KS4 and KS5 levels with the opportunity to gain qualifications and wider achievement awards. The individual timetables, education programmes and student journeys are created around the needs of the young person.



The Student’s learning experiences and outcomes will include a mix of subject-based learning and inter-disciplinary learning. They may learn in small groups, or on their own, and we work to find the personalised approach that works best for each individual. 

We believe all young people have potential and our aim is to unlock that through flexible learning opportunities and motivating experiences. Our experience shows that children and young people feel safer when they have stable adult role models and consistent daily routines. My3 Limited have a highly qualified staff team, aiming to give young people structure, boundaries and targets, as well as spontaneity and flexibility in their education and through 24-hour learning opportunities. 



My3 works collaboratively with all their stakeholders. We are privileged to be in such close proximity to Edge Hill University campus to enjoy use of the leisure resources but also successful University student work placements with Learning and Development Courses.



In the new education model WEiS Curriculum Model the majority of learning and teaching is carried out within a central classroom at Wood Edge Independent School, and, if appropriate outreach learning WEiS My3 Outreach Model can take place in the designated education spaces  within the My3 care homes. 

In our last school inspection, March 2020, Ofsted reported:

“….at Wood Edge, pupils get the support and care that they need to help them do their best. They feel safe. Their self-confidence returns so that they can get back into learning again”





Within each My3 Care Home there is a safe learning space to give the opportunity for an outreach education package SAMPLE: 24 hour learning plans to be delivered on site, if required. This allows us to provide the structure, additional support and care that young people overcoming past difficulties need.

Within the Wood Edge Transition Model, WEiS Transition Model the Senior leadership, care, education, and therapeutic teams, can identify the outcomes each student desires. A plan is created together which will work towards achieving the young person’s goals, equipping them with skills, abilities and the personal development needs for reintegration into a mainstream, further education setting, work or Independent Living. We see ourselves as a transition school with the aim of equipping the pupils with skills, abilities and personal development needed for their reintegration into a mainstream or further education setting.
This was validated by Ofsted in their report, March 2020: 

“…The members of the body of proprietors have made sure that the school meets all the independent school standards. They have set up a curriculum that has all the subjects that pupils should learn”

The My3 Community and Wood Edge Independent School have developed a different and innovative approach to how our students learn. We recognize the need for their context to be settled, secure and safe to allow them the emotional freedom to engage with learning in a way that fosters success and opportunity to grow self-esteem. We have a family orientated approach, with all our various services working seamlessly to create the safety net our students need to prosper and grow.

My3 Therapeutic Services model and rationale explains the therapeutic value that Wood Edge education team and all the staff within the My3 organisation provide and how positive behaviour support is embedded and implemented into our pedagogical approach. 

Safeguarding Statement – Wood Edge Independent School      

If you have a safeguarding concern, please contact the My3 Limited Services Manager, Shelly Daly, as the Responsible Individual shelly.daly@my3ltd.co.uk

At Wood Edge Independent School and throughout the My3 organisation school, the health, safety and well-being of every child are our paramount concern. We listen to our young people and take seriously what they tell us. 
Our aim is for young people to enjoy their time as students in the school and within My3 care at their home. We work in partnership with parents, social workers and all parties associated with the young person you to help them achieve their full potential and feel they have confidence to make a positive contribution.

To promote a safe environment for students, our selection and recruitment policy includes all checks on staff and regular volunteers’ and student teachers’ suitability, including the Criminal Records checks, as recommended by the Department for Education.

In accordance with our responsibilities under section 175/157 of the Education Act 2002, we have a Designated Person for Child Protection, Shelly Daly who has received appropriate training for this role. It is their responsibility to ensure that all staff in contact with young people receive child protection awareness training on a regular basis. All My3 ltd staff, agency and volunteer workers undertaking regulated activity have an Enhanced DBS Check to include a section 128 check / Barred List Check.

There are occasions that our concern about a young person may mean that we must consult other agencies.  Whilst we would always aim to work in partnership with parents there may be exceptions to this when concerns are raised for the protection of a young person.

If you want to know more about our procedures please see the school policies.

Questions about referrals, funding and availability? Contact or Call:

Julie Collings: 07790756240 julie@my3ltd.co.uk 

Success Stories … Examples of ‘The Student Journey at Wood Edge Independent School’

“Pat went to 6 schools, including 2 behavioural units, before arrival at WEiS. Arriving in Key Stage 4 we evidenced 98% attendance, a BTEC Award Level 2 Merit in Health and Social Care, and Functional Skills Passes in Level 1 Maths and English. Post KS4 Pat went on to successfully gain an apprenticeship in the Care Sector”

“Sam was out of school completely for 2 years before coming to WEiS, then managed 95% attendance for KS4 with us, achieving an ASDAN Foodwise Certificate, Entry 3 Functional Skills Maths, Level 1 Functional Skills English and undertook the training weekend for the NCFE Level 2 Bushcraft. Post KS4 Sam attended an FE College studying game design”

“Charli missed 18 months of school due to time in Tier 4 Units yet managed to achieve 98% attendance at WEiS for Year 11 as well as a GCSE in Maths, and Level 2 Functional Skills in English and Maths. In Year 12 Charli went on to an FE College to study Art”

“Kerry missed both Years 8 and 9 before arriving at WEiS, but now is at 98% attendance and studying for 6 GCSEs in preparation for re-integration into a mainstream school in Y10”