Cambian Spring Hill

Primary & Secondary
Post 16
Special school

Palace Road
8 - 19
Other independent special school
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School Description

Cambian Spring Hill School is an independent residential special school and is situated on extensive grounds on the outskirts of Ripon, North Yorkshire. It is registered for up to 50 pupils (boys and girls) aged between 8 and 19 years. The residential provision was last inspected by Ofsted in March 2017 and was not part of this inspection. There are too few students in the sixth form to report separately on post-16 provision as this would potentially enable the identification of individual students. Pupils who attend the school have an autistic spectrum diagnosis and associated social, emotional or mental health difficulties. Consequently all of the pupils have special Inspection report: Cambian Spring Hill School, 26–28 June 2017 Page 9 of 12 educational needs and/or disabilities and have an education, health and care plan. Many pupils have been out of formal schooling prior to attending Cambian Spring Hill School. Some pupils have medical needs and all of them have difficulties in the area of social interaction. Pupils come from a wide geographic area, mainly in the north of England. Eleven local authorities currently place pupils in the school. The majority of pupils are of White British heritage. The school has no religious affiliation. No pupils attend off-site alternative provision. The school was previously a non-maintained special school, known as Spring Hill School, and was owned by Barnardo’s. A new headteacher was appointed in September 2015 and, following registration by the Department for Education in August 2016, the school opened as an independent school under the ownership of the Cambian group. This is its first inspection as an independent school. The school’s aim is for ‘one community, learning and living together, striving for excellence’.

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