Active Support Education Centre

Primary & Secondary
Special school
Unit 1 Britannia Estates
Leagrave Road
Luton
LU3 1RJ
01582256040
Pupils
71
Ages
9 - 16
Gender
Mixed
Type
Other independent special school
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.06
Ofsted report
(25/1/18)
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School Description

Active Support Education Centre is an independent special school in Luton. The school is based on two units in an industrial estate. Since the pre-registration inspection in January 2017, the school moved from Unit 9 to Unit 3 last September. Unit 1 remains the registered address. The Department for Education has approved the move. The detail in the report applies to both sites. The school provides an alternative provision for pupils who either have been excluded from school or are at risk of exclusion from school. Some have an education, health and Inspection report: Active Support Education Centre, 23–25 January 2018 Page 8 of 11 care plan. The school provides both full-time and part-time education and works with a number of schools nearby and the local authority. Pupils’ part-time and full-time provision is agreed with the placing authority and placing schools. The school is registered with the Department for Education to admit up to 100 pupils aged between 9 to 16 years. Pupils are admitted at various times during the year. Some stay until the end of Year 11, but many are reintegrated back into mainstream schools. Most pupils experience behavioural, social and emotional difficulties. They have experienced long periods out of education and this has had an impact on their academic achievement. The school also runs a small therapeutic unit on site for those pupils with the most challenging needs. Some of the pupils are looked after by the local authority. This is the first standard inspection of the school. The school does not make use of any alternative provision.

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