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Warren School - a member of the Believe Engage Succeed Trust (B.E.S.T.)

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Nursery setting is open.

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General Details

We are a special school for pupils aged 3 -19 years with severe and profound learning difficulties, - all of our learners have a Statement of Special Educational Needs or an Education, Health and Care Plan. We pride ourselves on our person- centred approach and work hard to embed our cores values - Respect Commitment, Everyone Matters - into our daily practice.

We are committed to providing the highest standard of education for every learner.

Our website gives lots of information about our school - 

We also have our own YouTube channel  WarrenSchoolMedia

We welcome visitors to our school.

Who to contact

Mrs Janet Bird
Head Teacher
01502 561893
01502 501339
Clarkes Lane
Oulton Broad
NR33 8HT

Our office team will be very pleased to receive any enquiries about our school.    For SatNav users please use postcode - NR33 8UH (Run Meadow)

Additional contact

Nicole Winchester
Business Manager
01502 561893

Where to go

Warren School
Clarkes Lane
Oulton Broad
NR33 8HT
Area served
Saxmundham, Lowestoft, Beccles, North Lowestoft, Leiston, Halesworth, Oulton Broad, Kessingland, Southwold, Bungay
Parking available
Parking details
parking is very limited on site during the school day - please be respectful of our neighbours if you have to park on the local streets.
Bus route 106 operates along the Beccles Road, past school.
Restrictions to access
The school site is very busy between 8.40 -9.15 am and 2.40 - 3.15 pm so please take extra care if arriving or leaving during these periods.

For SatNav users please use postcode - NR33 8UH (Run Meadow)

Our school is situated within a very nice housing development just off the Beccles Road in Oulton Broad. When using a SATV to find us, please use NR33 8UL (Run Meadow) and NOT Clarkes Lane.

Our school has an indoor swimming pool, sports hall and large playing field, all of which can be hired by community groups - please contact Nicole Winchester, Business Manager, for details on

Days & Times

During Suffolk County Council school term times
Time of day
Session Information
School day for pupils is 8.50am -3pm
School office is open 8am -4.30pm
The caretaker is available 7.00 - 9.45am and 2.30 -6.30pm

Other details

Referral required?
Referral and availability notes

Learners are referred to Warren School via the Family Services team at Suffolk County Council - please contact Linda Gardiner ,  Family Services Officer on

Age Groups
Pre-school, Children (5-11), Young people
Disabled Parking, Wheelchair Access, Adapted Toilet, Sign Language

Accreditation details
Warren School is a registered with Ofsted

School Transport assistance
Find out more about home to school transport

Our learners live in Lowestoft and the surrounding towns and villages -our catchment area currently stretches to Leiston, Reydon and  Saxmundham. We have a small number of pupils who live in Norfolk.

Most of our learners travel to and from school on transport provided by Suffolk County Council - entitlement to access this service varies according the child's age and the distance between their home and school. Discretionary transport may be offered to 6th Form students - parents/ carers need to pay a fee towards the cost of this transport - currently £230 per term. 


Service users involved in planning
We regularly invite our learners to help us with making decisions in school - they help with the recruitment of staff, give feedback on school meals, residential experiences, community based learning and 6th form learners lead on the planning for their end of year Prom. We have recently started to work with an "independent Visitor" who will be working with learners across the school to find out their views on the experiences at Warren School.
School Type
SpecialPost-16 Provision
School Status
Academy Sponsor/Trust
Believe Engage Succeed Trust
View the latest Ofsted Inspection Report
DfE Number
Chair of Governors
Jan Hatchell is the Chief Executive Officer of the Trust
Last Updated

Nursery provision

30 Hours Extended Entitlements

Registered to provide 30 Hours?


Other information
To access a place at Warren School Nursery, children must be referred via the Family Services Team at Suffolk County Council During 2019 -20, we are not operating a Nursery provision.

Inclusive Provisions

Wheelchair access
Yes - Our site is fully accessible for people with mobility difficulties.
Cultural provisions
Yes - Our current school population includes learners form a range of cultural backgrounds.
Individual dietary needs
Yes - our catering team works hard to meet any specific dietary requirements such as gluten free, dairy free, ketogenic diets.
Recent experience of supporting children with additional needs
Yes - Learners are assessed within our nursery to determine whether or not they will need specialist provision from their Reception year.
Specific additional needs this setting has experience of
ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder)
ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
Autistic spectrum
Cerebral Palsy
Challenging Behaviour
Communication difficulties
Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
Downs syndrome
Emotional needs
Fragile X
Global Delay
Hearing Difficulties
Learning difficulties
Motor impairment
Muscular dystrophy
Physical impairment
Serious allergy
Severe dietary needs
Social development impairment
Speech and language difficulties
Turners Syndrome
Visual impairment
Williams Syndrome
Accessible parking, Adventure play area, Arts and crafts, Climbing frame, Computer, Enclosed outdoor play area, Equipment for all ages, Garden, Healthy eating, Out-door play, Outdoor play equipment, Quiet area, Sensory garden, Sensory play equipment, Sensory room, Slide, Swimming pool, Take children on outings, Trampoline

Other Details

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 

Local Offer Local Offer Record

Experience of including people with special educational needs and disabilities

Warren School is a special school for learners with severe and/or profound and complex learning difficulties. All staff are qualified and/or are experienced in meeting the individual needs of learners with special educational needs and disbilities.

We have developed 3 distinct curriculum pathways for our learners - Ash, Elm and Oak Pathways.  We also have specific curriculum offers for learners in our Early Years and 6th Form departments. Please see our website for more information -  

We take a person centred approach to ensure we meet the needs of individual learners

Linked team for Statutory Assessment and EHCPs:  Lowestoft & Waveney Family Services Team (

Jan Bird
01502 561893
Warren School
Conditions Supported
Autistic spectrum conditions
Communication difficulties
Health conditions
Learning difficulties
Physical disabilities
Sensory impairments

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