Aspire Learning
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary & Secondary
Post 16
Special school
PUPILS
197
AGES
5 - 19
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Other independent special school

How Does The School Perform?

Inadequate
NATIONAL AVG. 2.09
Ofsted report
(24/05/2022)
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Coombe Cliff, Coombe Road
Croydon
CR0 5SP
02045014941

School Description

Staff provide suitable supervision of pupils throughout the day and during movement times between lessons. This means that adults keep pupils safe. Pupils understand personal safety, including how to stay safe online. Pupils show a strong belief in themselves and what they can achieve. However, this high expectation is not shared by all members of staff. The curriculum lacks ambition and coherence. Leaders are unclear about how they build up pupils’ knowledge and understanding in each subject. This means that pupils are not taught the knowledge they need to be well prepared for the next stage of their education, employment or training. Pupils know that bullying is wrong. They say that staff intervene when bullying happens, and they know how to sort it out. Pupils’ behaviour in lessons varies, though it is mostly calm. However, some of the behaviour of pupils outside of the class is poor. Staff do not consistently implement the behaviour policy. Pupils value their friendships with each other. They say that this is because they ‘have formed close bonds and understand each other’. Relationships between staff and pupils are generally positive. Pupils typically enjoy earning rewards. They demonstrate an understanding of different families, including those with protected characteristics.

Aspire Learning Parent Reviews



73% Parents Recommend This School
Strongly Agree 27% Agree 55% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 9% Don't Know 9% {"strongly_agree"=>27, "agree"=>55, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>9, "dont_know"=>9} Figures based on 11 responses up to 09-05-2024
Strongly Agree 18% Agree 73% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 9% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>18, "agree"=>73, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>9, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 11 responses up to 09-05-2024
Strongly Agree 18% Agree 55% Disagree 9% Strongly Disagree 9% Don't Know 9% {"strongly_agree"=>18, "agree"=>55, "disagree"=>9, "strongly_disagree"=>9, "dont_know"=>9} Figures based on 11 responses up to 09-05-2024
My Child Has Not Been Bullied 73% Strongly Agree 0% Agree 9% Disagree 9% Strongly Disagree 9% Don't Know 0% {"my_child_has_not_been_bullied"=>73, "strongly_agree"=>0, "agree"=>9, "disagree"=>9, "strongly_disagree"=>9, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 11 responses up to 09-05-2024
Strongly Agree 27% Agree 45% Disagree 18% Strongly Disagree 9% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>27, "agree"=>45, "disagree"=>18, "strongly_disagree"=>9, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 11 responses up to 09-05-2024
I Have Not Raised Any Concerns 9% Strongly Agree 45% Agree 9% Disagree 18% Strongly Disagree 18% Don't Know 0% {"i_have_not_raised_any_concerns"=>9, "strongly_agree"=>45, "agree"=>9, "disagree"=>18, "strongly_disagree"=>18, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 11 responses up to 09-05-2024
Strongly Agree 55% Agree 18% Disagree 9% Strongly Disagree 18% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>55, "agree"=>18, "disagree"=>9, "strongly_disagree"=>18, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 11 responses up to 09-05-2024
Strongly Agree 18% Agree 45% Disagree 27% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 9% {"strongly_agree"=>18, "agree"=>45, "disagree"=>27, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>9} Figures based on 11 responses up to 09-05-2024
Strongly Agree 45% Agree 36% Disagree 18% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>45, "agree"=>36, "disagree"=>18, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 11 responses up to 09-05-2024
Strongly Agree 45% Agree 36% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 18% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>45, "agree"=>36, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>18, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 11 responses up to 09-05-2024
Strongly Agree 27% Agree 55% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 18% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>27, "agree"=>55, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>18, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 11 responses up to 09-05-2024
Strongly Agree 27% Agree 45% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 18% Don't Know 9% {"strongly_agree"=>27, "agree"=>45, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>18, "dont_know"=>9} Figures based on 11 responses up to 09-05-2024
Strongly Agree 27% Agree 55% Disagree 9% Strongly Disagree 9% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>27, "agree"=>55, "disagree"=>9, "strongly_disagree"=>9, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 11 responses up to 09-05-2024
Yes 73% No 27% {"yes"=>73, "no"=>27} Figures based on 11 responses up to 09-05-2024

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