Our popular Pie, Peas and Bingo event is returns on 12th May.
This popular fundraising event is always a fun night where parents, carers and staff meet in a relaxed social setting.
Tickets, £3 each, are avilable from the school.

Update: Thank you to all parents, carers and friends who attended. With your generous help we raised another £1427.70 toward the purchase of a new school bus.







  • The Willows School has been awarded an Attendance Award for 2015 - 2016.
    This is the first time it has ever been awarded to Special Schools.
    Thank you to all our students, parents and carers for making this happen.






Pupils used Apple ICT Equipment to create a stop-start animation using Lego and a comic book about a chosen fairy tale.


On the 1st December 2016 Children at The Willows took part in a Safer Internet Day where all children pledged how they would stay safe online. Anne Foxley-Johnson the Anti-Bullying Educator for Rotherham and South Yorkshire and Trish Sharpe from Rotherham CLC paid us a visit and delivered two assemblies to the Lower and Upper School children. Each class focused on the dangers of going online and the best ways to keep themselves safe. Some children were trained on becoming eSafety cadets and these children fed back to the whole school at the end of the day.

A very big thank you to James Hall and Steve Ellis from everyone at the school.

Riders from the "Out of the Saddle Cycling Club" completed a 107 mile cycling chalenge last September.
James and Steve raised £3675.00 toward school funds.

Sea of Poppies created by students and staff for Remembrance Day.

Lower School pupils had an assembly about Remembrance Day. They looked at different things that had happened in history and then about the soldiers that lost their lives during the war. They also learnt about the Poppy appeal and why people wear them. All pupils and staff will observe a two minute silence on Friday, the 11th day of the 11th month, at 11am.


Its that time of year again where the Y11 pupils visit Rawmarsh CLC. During the day pupils used MIT App inventor to develop and produce their own applications. The work they produced will form part of the children's evidence towards their NCFE level 1 in Interactive Media.

Some of the other Y11 pupils used comic life to produce their own movie posters, garage band to build and develop their own movie theme tunes and Puppet Pals to produce their own mini movie.

At last, our popular Pie, Peas and Bingo event is back!
Always a fun night where parents, carers and staff can meet in a relaxed social setting.
Tickets, £3 each, are avilable from the school.

Update: A very big thank you to all parents, carers and everyone who attended. On the night we raised an amazing £1222.30 which will be put toward the purchase of a new school bus.


Our L5 pupils visited crucial crew where they learnt about personal safety, peer pressure, travel safety and fire safety. They spent the day working with the South Yorkshire Police and South Yorkshire Fire Service. Everyone had a fabulous day and enjoyed joining in with different scenarios.


L5 as part of their English topic of letter writing wrote to Gavin Walker. Gavin is a wheelchair rugby Paralympian who represented Team GB in the Rio Olympics 2016. He was very kind and emailed us as well as supporting us by visiting the school. Gavin joined in with an English lesson with a focus of speaking and listening by answering questions L5 had prepared for him. He also worked with the pupils across the school in P.E. As part of the day, Gavin attended the opening ceremony of our lower school yard which had some new equipment fitted. He also kindly donated his GB vest that he wore at the games which we are going to have framed and put in the reception area of school.

The school would like to thank Gavin for his support and inspiring the young people and adults at The Willows!




James Hall



We are pleased to announce that During September a group of local cyclists, including two of our children's parents, from Out of the Saddle Cycling Club will be taking part in a charity cycle ride.

The riders will take on the challenge of cycling 107 miles through the French Alps, incorporating 16,327 ft of climbing. Including the iconic climb of Alpe d'Huez. The route is a regular fixture of the Tour de France and features 21 hairpin bends.

The riders are raising funds for The Willows School in Thurcroft.

On behalf of all the staff and students at the Willows school we wish to thank all of the cyclists for their support – Good Luck



Steve Ellis on right

Today pupils have built Anderson shelters, Morrison shelters and other shelters of their own imaginative creation.

Others have set up shop with a wartime theme in mind.