About Us


Wolverdene Special School is special in every sense. Our staff team aims to provide an understanding, nurturing environment that enables all our pupils to engage successfully in all aspects of learning.

We pride ourselves on supporting pupils to make progress both academically, emotionally and socially. The school is very proud of the quality and diversity of the dedicated team of professionals who work with the children. At Wolverdene school we ensure that every child’s individual needs are understood and met whilst providing learning opportunities that are relevant, accessible and inspirational to all pupils. The school is located in Andover, Hampshire. It is one of two SEMH primary schools in the county, and the only one offering residential provision. Pupils from across the county attend the school, the majority travelling on Hampshire school transport.

There are currently 57 pupils on roll across 7 classes and the school is invariably full with a long waiting list. The 7 classes at Wolverdene School are, Darwin, Keller, Nightingale, Kahlo, Seacole, Attenborough and Peake. Each class has a teacher and at least two learning support assistants. Classes are usually between 7 and 9 pupils.

A Nurture Group is available for some pupils Monday to Thursday afternoons and a small group of pupils have access to this group as required.

The school has the advantage of a residential unit (The Lodge) for up to 10 pupils, which offers residential support during the week. Additionally, a number of children benefit from an “extended day”, joining in the activities at The Lodge after school.

The school delivers the full National Curriculum through half termly topics, the whole school covers each topic. Curriculum enhancements include weekly enrichment sessions, residential trips, horse riding and swimming.

“Leadership and management of both the school and the residential provision are exceptional.”
Latest Ofsted Report