School (5-16)

Within the WESC Foundation School, students engage in lessons which support their learning in-line with their mainstream peers.

Every student is challenged in their learning across the ten areas of our WESC Foundation Curriculum which align to the core, foundation and compulsory aspects of the National Curriculum.

Every young person is empowered to engage with independence and be able to find inspiration through creative and thoughtful planning which meets their needs.

Read more about the WESC Foundation Specialist Curriculum

Life at WESC Foundation

All students at WESC Foundation can access:

  • Cross-campus sessions to encourage the mixing of peer groups
  • Enrichment activities like art, dance, gardening, music, VI Radio, and sensory exploration
  • Activities that develop self-advocacy, independence and decision making
  • Activities that develop self-care skills, and skills used in daily life
  • Orientation and movement skills – through swimming, Rebound therapy, walking, biking, the multi gym, and a wide range of in-class activities
  • Participation and work skills through community engagement and other on or off site activities.

Students can attend WESC Foundation School or College as a day student or on a residential basis, with both weekly or termly accommodation and support.

We also offer split placements with schools and FE colleges. This is where the student attends a school or FE college for the main part of their studies but also attends WESC Foundation for a period of study, which may include specialist support around independent living, employability, mobility and orientation, access technology and Braille and/or access to our therapy team.