Springwell School

Resourced Provisions

We are fortunate at Springwell to now have three resourced provisions at mainstream schools in the city. At Bitterne CE Primary we have Willow Class, at Mount Pleasant Junior School we have Packham class and at Mason Moor Primary we have Maple Class.

Each of our Resourced Provisions are staffed with a qualified teacher and excellent support from Special School Assistants all of whom are very experienced in teaching children with a wide range of complex and additional needs. Pupils in Willow, Packham and Maple classes benefit from 1:1, paired or small group teaching and learning experiences where activities are tailored to meet the individual needs of the pupils. Pupils in the provisions wear the uniform of the host school and are included in all aspects of the school life. Staff work hard to ensure that all pupils in our provisions identify themselves as being a part of both their host school and Springwell.

*Mian Class was renamed Maple Class from September 2022

Willow Class

Based at Bitterne CE Primary, Willow class is currently providing exciting and engaging learning opportunities for pupils in Key Stage 1. Pupils access their learning in a calm and engaging environment following the same strategies, structure and curriculum used on the main site.

Pupils currently access playtimes, lunchtimes and assemblies with their mainstream peers, this will begin to be extended to include music, PE and Golden Time when the class team feel that it is appropriate. Willow class are very much a part of Bitterne CE Primary and are included in all aspects of school life e.g. fundraising events, celebrations and festivals. Willow class also regularly access the wonderful facilities at Springwell main site, including the hydrotherapy pool and wonder room.

Packham Class

Based at Mount Pleasant Junior School, Packham class provides exciting and engaging learning opportunities for pupils in Key Stage 2. Pupils access their learning in a structured and engaging environment following the same strategies, structure and approaches used on the main site.

Pupils access playtimes, lunchtimes and assemblies with their mainstream peers along with some foundation subjects following the mainstream curriculum. The pupils join a mainstream class for some of the foundation subjects supported by staff from the provision, mainstream planning is differentiated by the Packham class teacher so that the pupils can access the learning opportunities. Packham class are also very much a part of Mount Pleasant School and are included in all celebrations, events and trips offered to their mainstream classes. They also regularly access the facilities at Springwell main site, including the hydrotherapy pool and wonder room.

Maple Class

Based at Mason Moor Primary, Maple class is a Resourced Provision for Key Stage 2 pupils. English and Maths are taught within Maple class, reflecting the engaging and structured environment of a Springwell class.

Pupils are supported during the afternoon by provision staff as they access the mainstream curriculum. Planning from the mainstream classes is differentiated by Maple class teacher as appropriate to ensure that each pupil can access the learning and progress in their learning and understanding. Maple pupils are fully integrated into the mainstream school life and, supported by Springwell staff, they join their mainstream peers for all assemblies, special events and class/educational trips etc.

We pride ourselves on the positive relationships we have with the children and their parents or carers and this is evident in the very positive feedback we have from parents and many past pupils come back to visit when they are able.

Resourced Provision Parent Comments 2022

Our son being in the resourced provision class has been fantastic. The support from his teacher and support team has been second to none. We could not have asked for better. The progress in him is amazing and it fills us with joy every single day of how well he has some on in regards to speech/feelings/emotions/reading and so much more. He has just made the most amazing progress thank you from the bottom of our hearts.


Our son has been improving steadily and on a continuous basis. His speech has improved a lot and he has started doing things independently. We as parents are quite happy on the progress he has made over the last 4 years he has been at Packham. A big thanks again to all the teachers and support staff of Springwell.


My son started at Springwell school in 2016 and since then he has made very good progress. He has always been in resourced classes and he has been supported very well and very well looked after as well. This is the best place you could ever get for any child with additional needs or disabilities. We were fortunate enough that he’s got a place there and he is now a completely different child compared to when he started. We would highly recommend for those children going to join and rest assured that this is the best place to send your child without any doubt. 


This past last year our son’s talking and understanding has really improved we are so happy with the progress he is making.


We were a little bit apprehensive about our daughter joining a resourced provision class but she has had the most amazing 2 years at Packham. She has achieved so many things, from beginning to read, speaking at an assembly and learning to play the recorder. Mostly importantly she has grown in confidence, made lots of lovely friends and loves going to school. The teachers at Packham are lovely and the resourced provision classes are truly a great addition to Springwell.


We are very grateful for your support. Thank you to everyone.