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Headteacher's Welcome Message

Welcome to Chiltern Wood School

                     "Success through Wellbeing"

Chiltern Wood School is a special school for 205 children and young people with a broad diversity of complex needs, from Profound and Multiple to Severe Speech, Language and Communication Needs and Complex Autistic Spectrum Conditions (PMLD to ASD). We are located on two sites in the High Wycombe area (Downley and Cressex) and cater for pupils from 3 to 19. Our vision is to further develop specialisms within all our departments, which are as follows:

Downley (co-located with The Downley School):

PMLD (age 3 – 19)
Speech, Language and Communication Needs (KS2)


Complex ASD (age 3-19)
Complex Speech, Language and Communication Needs, with separate departments within the Early Years, Key Stage 1 and 2 and Key Stage 3-5

Chiltern Wood School is the amalgamated school made up of (previously) Chiltern Gate and Maplewood Schools. Both schools have come through a positive change process, and through the hard work and dedication of skilled staff, were both recognised as good at our last inspections. We pride ourselves on putting the wellbeing of our children and staff at the centre of the learning process, as we believe that sustained success is only seen when embedded in a safe, secure and happy environment.

We hope that you enjoy using this portal into our school, and warmly welcome visits from anyone who wishes to find out more.

Bradley Taylor