Brunel School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Special school
11 - 16
Academy special sponsor led

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Requires Improvement
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170 Torquay Road

School Description

Staff and pupils have good relationships. Pupils say that they feel safe in the school, and there are adults they can talk to. Bullying happens sometimes, but pupils say staff deal with it effectively. Pupils can get frustrated. When this occurs, staff help pupils to calm down. Staff spend time helping pupils understand and manage their frustrations. Events outside the school cause tensions between pupils. Again, staff help sort out any issues. However, too often, poor behaviour results in fixed-term exclusions. This prevents pupils from engaging with their education. Reading is not developed well enough in the school. Pupils have too few opportunities to read outside of English lessons. This inhibits pupils’ motivation to read. Pupils enjoy the wide range of activities on offer, for example taking part in the Ten Tors challenge. These activities give pupils experiences that they would not otherwise have. This helps pupils build self-confidence and resilience. Leaders use a range of strategies to encourage pupils to attend the school. These work for some pupils. However, not all pupils attend the school regularly enough. This hampers their progress.

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This school is an academy and does not conform to the general school admission criteria set down by the Local Education Authority.