New Name - Silverwood School

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Welcome to the new name !



24th November 2020Silverwood School FINAL 2


Dear Parents and Carers ,


Further to my recent letter, which included a voting link to choose a permanent name for North Wiltshire School, I am delighted that all votes are in. The Governing Body has ratified the most popular choice which was Silverwood School.

This will now be the permanent name of the school and we will now begin the process of designing a new logo that we can use for the website, letterhead, uniform, and signage etc.

I am confident that Silverwood School will embody the combined virtues of Larkrise, Rowdeford and St. Nicholas School. Governors have also decided that from now on we will refer to each of the schools by their campus location: Chippenham, Rowde and Trowbridge.

We had a fantastic response to the school name survey, and I would like to thank you all for your engagement in the process.

Should you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.

I remain grateful for your continued support.


Yours sincerely,


Sean McKeown Aileen Bates
Interim Executive Headteacher Chair of Governors




School Closure Threat

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Wiltshire Council Consultation – Special Education Needs Provision North Wiltshire

Wiltshire Council advise that with the significant growth in housing within Wiltshire all special schools are full but that an additional 220 new special school places will be required by 2026.

Proposals at present being consulted upon offer three options as a solution:

Option 1 – Create one new school for pupils with SLD/ Complex needs either in Chippenham, Trowbridge or Devizes area.

Option 2 – Develop two sites for Special Schools for pupils with SLD/complex needs either in Chippenham, Trowbridge or Devizes Area.

Option 3 Develop three for Special Schools for pupils with SLD/complex needs either in Chippenham, Trowbridge or Devizes Area

Looking back and forwards

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Rowdeford Outdoor Learning and the new Ingrid Sidmouth Centre
John Craze, Outdoor Learning Development Coordinator and Terry Kemp, Rowdeford Charity Trust look back over the project and into the future
John and TK

Thanks to the efforts and support of so many people we have raised over two hundred thousand pounds to build a purpose built ‘Outdoor Learning Centre to grow the existing ‘Outdoors Learning’ education here at Rowdeford School. From the very beginning of the project and the expansion of the initial ideas the intention was to create an exemplary facility that extends its work to involve the wider community, visiting schools and offer training; becoming a Centre of Excellence in Outdoor Learning.

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We have done it !

Thanks to so many who have given time, money and pledges we have built our Outdoor Learning Centre !


We want to share traditional outdoor skills and learning whilst breaking down those barriers between people with special needs, the wider community and workplaces.

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The Rowdeford Charity Trust
Rowdeford School,
Rowde, Devizes,
Wiltshire SN10 2QQ.

Telephone: 07584 778151

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