Alfriston School

Secondary
Post 16
Special school
Penn Road
Knotty Green
Beaconsfield
HP9 2TS
01494673740
Pupils
149
Ages
11 - 18
Gender
Girls
Type
Academy - Converter special school
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.06
Ofsted Report
(11/1/18)
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92%
NATIONAL AVG. 87%
Happiness Rating

Ofsted Parent View

7.3:1
NATIONAL AVG. 16.3:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
24.8%
NATIONAL AVG. 13.9%
Persistent Absence
4%
NATIONAL AVG. 16.9%
Pupils first language
not English
30.3%
NATIONAL AVG. 27.7%
Free school meals

School Description

This is a residential special school for girls with moderate learning difficulties. About 20 girls reside in the residence for up to three nights weekly, from Monday to Wednesday, mainly due to personal or social reasons. No students stay on Thursday nights. A high proportion of students have additional difficulties including autism spectrum disorders, physical disabilities, sensory impairments or social and emotional difficulties. The vast majority of students are White British and no students speak English as an additional language. A greater than average proportion of students is eligible for the pupil premium (additional funding for those known to be eligible for free school meals, those looked after by the local authority and those from service families). The sixth form has its own separate accommodation. Students have opportunities to undertake a wide range of accredited courses and spend some of their time following vocational courses at several different colleges, although most attend the local Berkshire College. Alfriston School converted to become an academy in March 2012. When its predecessor school, of the same name, was previously inspected by Ofsted in November 2009, it was judged to be outstanding.

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