Bowden House School

Primary & Secondary
Post 16
Special school

Firle Road
BN25 2JB
9 - 18
Community special school
4 1 1 2 3 4
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Pupil/Teacher ratio
Pupils first language
not English
Free school meals
Pupils with SEN support

School Description

Bowden House is a smaller-than-average special school. It provides residential care for boys with severe behavioural, emotional and social disabilities. A small number of boys have been diagnosed with autism and a significant minority has speech and language difficulties. All students have a statement of special educational needs. They are all residential, with most students arriving back on Sunday evening. Students in Year 10 and Year 11 progress to independent travel on a Monday. At the time of the inspection there were no pupils in Key Stage 2 and none in the sixth form. Most students come from the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, although an increasing number are from other local authorities. Almost all students are supported by pupil premium (additional funding provided by the government for those pupils eligible for free school meals or in care). The proportion from minority ethnic backgrounds is above average. A very small minority speak English as an additional language. All students are currently educated on site, although the school uses a wide variety of alternative providers for short placements, according to students’ needs.

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