The William Allitt School

The William Allitt School

Learning Without Limits

Caring for our students


At The William Allitt Academy we have a strong team of staff who are at the forefront of supporting our students and families with any safeguarding or well-being issues that may arise, along with the Early Help Offer that the school have in place to support families. The team work alongside external agencies to promote the best possible outcomes for individuals and families alike so that they feel supported and safe whilst in our care.

The  will put you in contact with a member of our dedicated team who will be happy to discuss any concerns that you may have about your child.

Concerns relating to bullying can be reported directly to


The team that supports student wellbeing consists of:

Senior Lead for Behaviour and Welfare: Mrs. M Payne

Heads of House:

Mr N Holmes  – Mercia House

Miss J Wildey – Nightingale House

Miss E Embley – Gresley House

Miss A Albutt – Tolkien House

Family Resource Worker: Mrs G Francis


Educational Welfare Officer

The School works very closely with the Education Welfare Service, who may contact Parents/Carers whose children fail to attend school regularly. Any absence from school has a negative effect on learning. We encourage and support students to aim for 100% attendance and we offer intervention and advice through tutors, HoHs and the pastoral team for those whose attendance falls below expectation.

The Education Welfare Officer, along with the school, provide intervention packages assisting children to return to school. The Education Welfare Officer can however, introduce court proceedings if no improvement has been made.

School Nurse

Provides a confidential appointment service to young people on issues around health, sexual health, bullying, eating disorders, and relationships.

Student Services and Support

The following services are available to support students at The William Allitt Academy. They may be accessed via the student services office.

Student Services

The Student Services Reception is located by the Junior Hall. Students should go to Student Services Reception for:

  • Signing In & Out of School
  • Timetable Queries
  • First Aid
  • Locker Keys
  • Lost Property
  • Letters Home
  • Dinner Money
  • Ringing Home
  • Any other student related problems

Other services

We also have access to workers who come in to school to work on short and long term projects with identified students. These include The Amy Winehouse Resilience Programme, ‘Prison me –no way’ and ‘Your Choice’.

We nurture and support our students, helping them to develop into confident, independent and successful young adults. Support and encouragement is provided for all students to achieve their personal best in academic, creative, vocational and sporting pursuits within a positive, respectful environment where individual differences are not only accepted but celebrated.


The William Allitt Academy policies can be found on our policies page.


House System