HMYOI Cookham Wood

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HMYOI Cookham Wood was built in the 1970s, originally for young men, but its use was changed to meet the growing need for secure female accommodation at the time. In 2007/8, Cookham Wood underwent a change in function to accommodate 15-18 year-old young men to reduce capacity pressures in London and the South East for this particular age group. 

Cookham Wood’s regime focuses on providing education and vocational training and reducing reoffending.  The curriculum delivered through the Education Department here is broad and fully accredited with pathways in academia, vocational and personal development whilst being fully supported by an integrated SEN provision.

The Manchester College Group are responsible for the education provision at HMYOI Cookham Wood. The group are the largest offender education provider in the UK. 


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