Batchwood School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
Special school
PUPILS
89
AGES
11 - 16
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Community special school

How Does The School Perform?

4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(1/2/22)
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83%
NATIONAL AVG. 87%
Happiness Rating

Ofsted Parent View

5.3:1
NATIONAL AVG. 16.6:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
58.3%
NATIONAL AVG. 13.7%
Persistent Absence
52.8%
NATIONAL AVG. 20.8%
Free school meals
Townsend Drive
St Albans
AL3 5RP
01727868021

School Description

Most Batchwood pupils settle in quickly when they join. Those who find it more difficult to cope with changes are supported well to gain confidence over time. Pupils form positive working relationships with school staff. They know their teachers want the best for them. Consequently, they are typically respectful and responsive to the high expectations promoted across all aspects of school life. On occasions, when a few pupils’ behaviour falls short of expectations, they are helped to improve, including those who do not attend school as often as they should. Pupils enjoy learning in a wide range of subjects, including outdoors in ‘bushcraft’. They often speak about art, design and technology, physical education and music as their ‘favourites’. The importance of keeping safe, maintaining healthy lifestyles and having respectful relationships are regularly reinforced in different situations. Pupils feel safe in school. They know that bullying and any other type of abuse will not be tolerated. They are clear about whom to speak to if they are worried and trusting of staff to sort things out. Most pupils raise their aspirations for the future from their different starting points. They are well prepared to take their next steps in education, employment and/or training when they leave school.

Batchwood School Parent Reviews



92% Parents Recommend This School
Strongly Agree 85% Agree 0% Disagree 8% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 8% {"strongly_agree"=>85, "agree"=>0, "disagree"=>8, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>8} Figures based on 13 responses up to 08-02-2022
Strongly Agree 54% Agree 38% Disagree 8% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>54, "agree"=>38, "disagree"=>8, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 13 responses up to 08-02-2022
Strongly Agree 54% Agree 38% Disagree 8% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>54, "agree"=>38, "disagree"=>8, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 13 responses up to 08-02-2022
My Child Has Not Been Bullied 46% Strongly Agree 23% Agree 15% Disagree 8% Strongly Disagree 8% Don't Know 0% {"my_child_has_not_been_bullied"=>46, "strongly_agree"=>23, "agree"=>15, "disagree"=>8, "strongly_disagree"=>8, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 13 responses up to 08-02-2022
Strongly Agree 54% Agree 31% Disagree 15% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>54, "agree"=>31, "disagree"=>15, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 13 responses up to 08-02-2022
I Have Not Raised Any Concerns 23% Strongly Agree 54% Agree 15% Disagree 8% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"i_have_not_raised_any_concerns"=>23, "strongly_agree"=>54, "agree"=>15, "disagree"=>8, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 13 responses up to 08-02-2022
Strongly Agree 77% Agree 15% Disagree 8% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>77, "agree"=>15, "disagree"=>8, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 13 responses up to 08-02-2022
Strongly Agree 69% Agree 23% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 8% {"strongly_agree"=>69, "agree"=>23, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>8} Figures based on 13 responses up to 08-02-2022
Strongly Agree 62% Agree 38% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>62, "agree"=>38, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 13 responses up to 08-02-2022
Strongly Agree 69% Agree 23% Disagree 8% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>69, "agree"=>23, "disagree"=>8, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 13 responses up to 08-02-2022
Strongly Agree 62% Agree 38% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>62, "agree"=>38, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 13 responses up to 08-02-2022
Strongly Agree 46% Agree 38% Disagree 15% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>46, "agree"=>38, "disagree"=>15, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 13 responses up to 08-02-2022
Strongly Agree 62% Agree 23% Disagree 8% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 8% {"strongly_agree"=>62, "agree"=>23, "disagree"=>8, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>8} Figures based on 13 responses up to 08-02-2022
Yes 92% No 8% {"yes"=>92, "no"=>8} Figures based on 13 responses up to 08-02-2022

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