Weatherfield Academy

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Coordinates: 51°53′17″N 0°32′31″W / 51.888°N 0.542°W / 51.888; -0.542

Weatherfield Academy
Type Special school;
Academy
Headteacher Mr J. Selmes
Location Brewers Hill Road
Dunstable
Bedfordshire
LU6 1AF
England
DfE number 823/7006
DfE URN 137896 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 116 as of January 2015
Gender Mixed
Ages 7–19
Houses Owls, Kestrels, Swallows
Colours Yellow, Blue, Red
Website www.weatherfield.beds.sch.uk

Weatherfield Academy (formerly Weatherfield School) is a mixed special school located in Dunstable, Bedfordshire, England. The school accepts pupils from all over the Central Bedfordshire area.

The school is for pupils whose special educational needs are categorised as Moderate Learning Difficulties. The school educates children aged 7 – 19

Facilities at Weatherfield include a school farm, IT suites, CDT department, Food economics department, and a science laboratory.

In February 2011, Central Bedfordshire Council submitted proposals to merge Weatherfield with Glenwood School and Hillcrest School over the three sites in Dunstable and Houghton Regis.[1] However, after consultation with pupils, staff and parents, Weatherfield was not included in the merger, and was converted to academy status instead. Glenwood School and Hillcrest School merged to form The Chiltern School in 2012.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BBC News - Merger plan for special schools in Central Bedfordshire". Bbc.co.uk. 2011-02-13. Retrieved 2012-08-06. 
  2. ^ "Schools merger 'will improve lives' - Local News". Dunstable Today. 2012-04-10. Retrieved 2013-08-05. 

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