Maureen Brettell

Head Teacher

Dear Parents and Carers,

Welcome to our school website. I am very proud to be the head teacher of Woolston Brook school.  When they visited us in 2019, Ofsted noted that;

‘Pupils’ physical and emotional well-being are at the heart of the school’s work. Staff nu

rture, praise and encourage pupils. They support pupils to feel safe and grow in confidence.

As a specialist school for children and young people with Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs, we pride ourselve


s on striving to provide fantastic teaching and learning in an inclusive environment where all learners are cared for, valued and respected.  We are proud that all our pupils are involved in all aspects of our broad, balanced and stimulating curriculum, personalised to meet individual need.

We are a small school catering for pupils aged 7-16. Relationships are key here at Woolston Brook. We are proud of the positive relationships we build with our community, especially all our pupils and their families: we know them all.


If you would like to visit our very special school I would be delighted and proud  to show you around.

If you would like further information on what it means to be a ‘Woolston Brook Wonder’ please click on the appropriate tab above to find out more.

Best wishes

Latest Achievements

Essential Skills for Life

Skillbuilder  – 8 Essential Skills for Life introduced which unlock learning, prepare for independence and empower people to land their dream job.

Record of Achievement

  • Introduced from KS2 to KS4 – A great place to store evidence for college and job applications.


Courses have been introduced from KS2 to KS4 include :

  • adventure and residential
  • mathematics short course
  • English short course
  • Science short course
  • Computing vocational tester
  • Foodwise short course
  • gardening short course

Owl Centre (On with Learning)

A Safe space for students to reflect and be involved in great projects.

KS2 Art

Hunderwasser project – A visionary artist who promoted a life that is in harmony with the nature through his art.

KS3 & KS4 Art

Observational Art through the careful studying and recording of natural objects.

Cultural capital

Forest Schools: Personal and social development.


  • Book boxes – contain all the things needed for students to read at home.
  • Grab a book day – each form has been given different authors to look at and have created book reviews.
  • Roald Dahl Day – activity booklets, storybooks and audio stories have been shared throughout the key stages.


Another successful start to the season in the Liverpool FA League.

Dallaglio Rugby Works

An intensive, long-term skills development programme based on rugby, to get teenagers outside of mainstream education into sustained education, employment or training.


Cheshire champions 3 years in a row.

Fund raising

  • Bake off – Jeans for Genes day – DNA structures made during nurture time. We made £26.
    Coffee morning – In aid of MACMILLAN cancer support. £179 raised.

Awareness days

  • International Day of Peace – All tutor groups were encouraged to look at climate action and how we could make a difference for future generations
  • Black history month
  • National poetry day
  • Young minds day
  • Anti-bullying week

Careers and Work Related Learning

  • Careers guidance interviews
  • Careers fair
  • STEM – the big build competition
  • Apple creative media workshop
  • Army careers talk
  • BT Open Reach employer visit
  • Respect course – Cheshire Fire Service
  • Fiddlers Ferry Power Station Visit
  • St. Rocco’s Hospice – Rocon Project

Vital Signs Music Project

A great way for students to develop and showcase their talents in singing and song writing.

Trips out

Chester Zoo – a multi sensory experience.

Freddie Williams Award

In recognition of hard work, positive attitude and kindness over the last year. This trophy and prize was provided by the Williams family from Hill Cliffe Baptist Church and presented by Dan Curtis from Active Hope.

2019 Leaver’s Celebration Evening