Sir Eric Woodward School (SEWS) is a Department of Education and Communities (DEC) school established in 1971. The school is located on the fringe of the Ku-ring-gai National Park in the Sydney suburb of St. Ives and enjoys a close relationship with its local community.
The school operates five face-to-face classes and eight distance education (DE) classes.
The school provides quality education for three face-to-face classes for students K-12 with high support needs, two face-to-face classes within an Autism Support Unit supporting young people in Years 3 to 6 with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and eight distance education classes for students with a Disability Confirmation of either mild, moderate or severe intellectual disability P-12 who are eligible for enrolment in alignment with the DE Enrolment Guidelines. The student population presents with intellectual disabilities, physical disabilities, complex medical conditions, sensory impairment and/ or an ASD. Students attending SEWS may present with multiple disabilities.