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Medeshamstede Academy

About Us

Medeshamstede Academy was previously known as City of Peterborough Academy Special school.  Some areas of this website may still contain references to our old name whilst we update our documentation. 

Medeshamstede Academy is for 114 pupils aged 4 to 16 diagnosed with autistic spectrum conditions (ASC) and associated difficulties, including:

  • Interaction and Communication difficulties
  • Social, emotional and mental health needs
  • Sensory and physical needs

All of our pupils have Education, Health and Care Plans.  Most of our pupils live within the City of Peterborough and some are from Cambridgeshire.  Occasionally pupils from other neighbouring counties, such as Rutland and Lincolnshire, are placed with us.

Our academy provides pupils with a calm, safe and supportive environment in which they can thrive.

Developing positive relationships with parents, carers and other professionals crucial to ensuring that all the needs of individual pupils are met effectively so that they can achieve the best possible outcomes.  Our well trained and experienced staff are dedicated and skilfully plan learning for pupils which is engaging and motivating; often using pupils' special interests as a focus point.

The curriculum is broad and personalised as much as possible.  It includes Forest School, home cooking and independence skills, off site and residential trips enhance the curriculum further.  A range of accreditation is offered from entry level to GCSE in some subjects in order to prepare pupils for the next stage in their education.

This school is sponsored by the Greenwood Academies Trust which was formed in 2009 and now educates approximately 16,000 pupils across seven local authority areas including Nottingham City, Nottinghamshire, Leicester City, Northamptonshire, Peterborough, Lincolnshire and Central Bedfordshire.  

To find out more about the Trust, click here.