Message from the Headteacher:

Manchester Arena attack

Like so many communities across Greater Manchester, our school community is still coming to terms with the senseless atrocity which occurred on Monday evening and our thoughts and prayers are with the families who have lost loved ones and those who are recovering in hospital with such life-threatening injuries. An incident such as this with such loss of life is horrendous and as a  school community, we will ensure that all aspects are discussed with students in an appropriate manner. We have held a period of silence this morning in form classes and students and staff have had the opportunity to discuss this incident in the ` My Plan ` lesson.  We will be issuing a leaflet to parents and carers entitled ` Responding to children affected by the media coverage of the incident in Manchester ` by our usual channels of social media, Facebook and email addresses. This leaflet, which has been produced by the charity  ` Winston`s Wish `, has been produced to support the discussions which inevitably will take place in classes. However, I feel the content is relevant to the many questions which may take place at home in the next few days. Please do not hesitate to contact the school if we can support you.


Stuart Pidgeon, Headteacher


Mr S. Pidgeon

Welcome to Redwood School

We hope it gives you a flavour of things going on in school, as well as providing easy access to information you may need. Redwood is a pioneering secondary special school situated on a co-located site with Oulder Hill Community School in Rochdale.

Our values and ethos is to become a centre of inclusive excellence that fosters relationships and builds partnerships in order to meet the diverse needs of the whole school community. Above all Be the Best. Be Happy. Work Hard.

Our mission statement is to create a safe, caring and happy environment where everyone is treated with respect & dignity.
We will value each other & learn together in order to make a unique, positive contribution to the world around us.

Upcoming Events

  1. British Values Day

    June 8


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I joined halfway through the first term, I was really worried about settling in. After leaving my old school, where I was badly bullied, I was feeling really low and scared about moving to a new place. I was welcomed by all of the pupils and staff and I felt really at home much quicker than I thought possible. My classmates were really friendly and made sure I was included in games at break time.

Redwood School is a fun and happy environment, not only to learn in, but also to figure out the crucial life skills for when we are older and start making big decisions of our own. That is what I love about Redwood the most; you will always be surrounded by kind and true friends, people that you could never forget. It does not matter who you are, there will always be someone that would be the best friend you could ever have.

One of the best things about Redwood is the atmosphere of the school. The result of the school being small means we are all part of a close-knit community and there is a real sense of community within the students and teachers. This makes the environment fun and easy to learn in, from year 7 up to sixth form

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Redwood Secondary School, Hudsons Walk, Rochdale, OL11 5EW