Headteacher’s Welcome 2018-01-24T16:50:46+00:00

Welcome to Kennel Lane School

At Kennel Lane School, we are justifiably proud of our learners’ achievements. We are truly dedicated to the community that we serve. We recognise every young person as an individual who has their own special talents which need to be nurtured. We encourage every learner to be the best they can be and strive to achieve so they are proud of their efforts. We work hard to create a learning environment that is not only stimulating and celebratory but also, most importantly, meets the needs of every young person in our care.

By providing an innovative and outstanding education that is reflected by our school motto: Valuing Achievement…Encouraging Independence, we are enabling our learners to understand the world around them, become fulfilled individuals and active and compassionate citizens.

We recognise that to be successful, learners must feel safe and cared for and know their goals: our Senior Leadership Team, Support and Intervention Team, Therapists, Tutors and Class Teams understand and support the learners in their care extremely well.

Our curriculum design provides choice which allows young people to engage and enjoy their learning as well as participate in a wide range of extracurricular activities. Our learners continue to make strong academic progress, and progress on to Further Education, apprenticeships and the work place.

In a rapidly changing world in which our young people are presented with many exciting opportunities, our staff team are dedicated to preparing our learners for the challenges ahead. We want them to become independent thinkers, develop resilience and make positive contributions to our community.

We believe that our learners’ success not only depends on what the school provides but also on the quality of relationships between the home and our school. As such, we have high expectations of parents and carers to support their young person and the school in ensuring that attendance and engagement in learning is outstanding.

Jenny Baker (NPQH)
Acting Headteacher 2018


After further consideration the decision has been taken for the school to remain closed on Friday 02nd March. Our risk assessment has been reviewed and based on the continued and predicted weather forecast it has been deemed as unsafe for the school to open. We hope you understand our decision and we are sorry for any continued inconvenience it may cause you.

Jenny Baker (Acting Headteacher) and Peter Floyd (Chair of Governors)

MET Office Update for Friday 02nd March Further snow showers or perhaps longer spells of snow are likely at times through Friday. There is an increasing chance that a further spell of more persistent snow may move north into parts of southern England, Wales and central England during the day. Icy stretches are likely on untreated surfaces. In addition, strong winds will lead to further drifting or blowing around of existing snow cover.