We offer the possibility for a child to be Flexi-Schooled. This means they can attend school part of the time and be educated otherwise, including by the parent, for the rest of the time. We feel this allows children to forge closer bonds with their parents, learn about subjects which pique their interest in-depth, and have the opportunity to broaden their minds with more trips and individual adult attention outside the school experience.
It has been observed that some younger or less mature children need more time to adjust to a school setting and will thrive if they are given the time they need. Others have had an unpleasant experience of previous school and flexi-schooling at Inwoods allows them the opportunity to readapt to school life in an atmosphere free of fear and pressure.
Inwoods welcomes children to begin their journey with us on a part-time basis and to move towards full-time attendance as they become older and ready for the full range of activities in the week. However, it can no longer support this financially with parents paying for only the days their child attends. It costs the school the same amount whether a child attends two days or five days, and as there is a limited capacity of places to fill, it cannot absorb these costs with larger numbers. Only children who are predominantly home-schooled and attend one day only, are charged for one day a week. Children who attend more than one day will be charged for the full week.
The number of days you would like your child to attend will be arranged in discussion with the Headteacher and relevant teaching staff, and we will continue to guide your child’s educational experience on the days not attending if desired.