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Bader Academy is a special school due to open in in the 2020/2021 academic year

Welcome to the new Bader Academy website. Bader Academy is an exciting new special school due to open in Edenthorpe in Doncaster in the 2020/2021 academic year. Our academy is being developed to meet the needs of children and young people, aged 5-19, who have an Education, Health and Care Plan with a primary diagnosis of Communication and Interaction Difficulties.

The school has been named after Sir Douglas Bader, a local war hero who lost both his legs whilst learning to fly. Through true grit and determination he overcame his condition to become a legendary fighter pilot, leader and pioneer in World War 2. He was famed for his story of overcoming adversity to achieve great things, and it is hoped this will inspire young people attending the school to reach for the sky and achieve their dreams.

This is such an exciting time for us as we enter into the 12 months leading up to the opening of the school. Contractors are now on site so follow our journey in the ‘Latest News’ section as the school begins to take shape. As work continues to identify the first cohort of pupils you will see the website grow to reflect the bespoke curriculum being developed to promote a flexible and personalised education for them and we really look forward to children, young people, parents/carers and staff joining us to develop the school’s vision, ethos and values. The website will be a work in progress over the next 12 months so please follow us on our thrilling journey to welcoming our first students next year.

Click on the appropriate tab below to learn more.

2020 - 2021 Prospectus

Bader Academy Prospectus

To view the 2020 - 2021 Bader Academy prospectus, please download our digital version below.


Bader Academy’s Vision

All our children will be:

Successful, happy learners who achieve accreditation and are motivated to enhance their knowledge and skills to reach their full potential. Pupils with C&I needs can achieve more than they ever thought possible and we will draw on our existing provision as a MAT to establish the curriculum, resources, environment, strategies and expertise to do this. This will include GCSEs and other qualifications which reflect the strengths and aspirations of pupils.

Responsible citizens who respect others and take part in political, economic, social and cultural life. Pupils with C&I needs can take an active role in society at all levels and we will work with local businesses to offer them the work placement opportunities, career guidance and work skills to do so.

Confident young people who make informed decisions in their best interests and communicate them based on their values and beliefs. Pupils with C&I needs can often manage their condition with support and should be able to develop their abilities with confidence and enjoyment.

Active contributors with a clear voice and capacity to influence, who can lead or work in a team. Pupils with C&I needs can and should contribute to their local community and we will provide them with the communication skills, social skills and career guidance to do so.

Bader Academy’s Mission

Our learners and their families are at the centre of what we do; empowered to learn and achieve; valued within our and their communities as visible, resilient, active and responsible citizens.

Our employees and partners are passionate about being the best that they can be; providing opportunities for enriched learning and pathways to employment and independence.

Our school is relentlessly focused on improvement; it values and celebrates success and builds partnerships to develop personalised provision with and for those we serve.

Admissions / Statement of Provision

Bader Academy is a special school which provides 100 places for children in the age range 5 -19 with Communication and Interaction Difficulties (primarily high functioning autism spectrum disorder - ASD and Asperger’s), with related Social Emotional and Mental Health Needs (SEMH). Some children may also have specific learning difficulties (SPLD) as an additional need but will not have significant learning difficulties.

For a child to be admitted, the school must be named, by a local authority, in the child’s education health and care plan (‘EHCP’).

Parents wishing their children to benefit from our provision should ask their local authority to name our school in their child’s EHCP.

A local authority can also refer a child to the school to be assessed for an EHCP plan or following a change in the child’s circumstances for his or her needs to be assessed or reassessed. Any assessment should be completed within the 20 weeks set out in the SEND Code.

Children being assessed for an EHCP will be dual registered and return, full time, to their mainstream school if the Local Authority decides not to issue an EHCP.

The school is not responsible for allocating school places as the above process must be followed.

For further information and advice for parents and carers living within the Doncaster area please contact Doncaster Special Educational Needs and Disability Information and Support Service (SENDIASS) on the following: Telephone: 01302 736920, Email: sendias@doncaster.gov.uk, Facebook: www.facebook.com/DoncasterSENDIAS

Click here to see a full copy of the Admissions Policy and Statement of Provision

Download - Admissions Policy
Download - Statement of Provision

Nexus MAT

Nexus Multi-Academy Trust

Bader Academy is part of Nexus Multi-Academy Trust who have lots of expertise and experience running special schools across South Yorkshire Yorkshire.

Please visit their website to find out more http://nexusmat.org/

Community/Local Businesses

At Bader Academy we encourage working in partnership with the community and local businesses particularly to develop opportunities for our young people. If you are interested in discussing this please get in touch with the school.

Bader Academy Location
Bader Academy Location

The Bader Academy

Visit our new amazing school in Doncaster

Come and visit our new school when its open at: Bader Academy, Chappell Avenue, Edenthorpe, Doncaster. DN3 2EW.

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