Abbey Hill School and College

Primary & Secondary
Post 16
Special school

Box Lane
Meir
Stoke-On-Trent
ST3 5PP
01782882882
Pupils
279
Ages
3 - 19
Gender
Mixed
Type
Foundation special school
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.06
Ofsted Report
(15/5/18)
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100%
NATIONAL AVG. 92%
Happiness Rating

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8.5:1
NATIONAL AVG. 20.7:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
22.8%
NATIONAL AVG. 8.7%
Persistent Absence
6%
NATIONAL AVG. 21.2%
Pupils first language
not English
54.7%
NATIONAL AVG. 23%
Free school meals

School Description

The school caters for students from four to 19 years-of-age who have a range of disabilities and special educational needs. The largest groups are those with moderate learning difficulties and those with autistic spectrum conditions. A small minority have more complex difficulties. All have a statement of special educational needs. The majority of students are boys. The proportion of students supported by pupil premium funding is higher than the average. This is additional funding for those students known to be eligible for free school meals, for students who are looked after by the local authority and for the children of service families. Most students are of White British heritage. A very small minority of students are looked after by the local authority. The school is currently seeing an increase in the numbers of students arriving with autistic spectrum conditions and more complex needs. More students than average join the school at times other than at the usual times of admission. The school is recognised as a high performing specialist school and has specialisms in Performing Arts and in Special Educational Needs and Inclusion (Communication and Interaction). Recent awards include the Inclusion Quality Mark, Quality in Study Support Award (Established) and Dyslexia Friendly School Status. It has gained Autism Accreditation. The school is part of a wide informal network of schools in the locality who share specialisms and a member of the region’s Teaching Alliance. It has a significant role in supporting the development of specialist practice in the locality. The school is due to move to new, purpose-built accommodation in September 2014. A very small number of students attend local schools for some of their education through informal arrangements. The majority of students attend courses away from the school site for some or all of the time at Newcastle College and Sporting Stars.

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