Carew Academy

Primary & Secondary
Special school
Church Road
020 86478349
7 - 16
Academy - Sponsor Led Special School
Mr ofsted
4 1 1 2 3 4
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School Description

The school was formerly known as Carew Manor School. It was judged as requiring improvement when it was inspected in July 2013. It subsequently opened as an academy in September 2013, being sponsored by Orchard Hill College Academy Trust. Carew Academy is larger than the average special school. It caters for pupils who have a range of additional learning needs, some of which may be complex or severe, including autism. All pupils have a statement of special educational needs or an education, health and care plan. Almost three quarters of pupils are boys, and around four fifths of pupils are in Key Stages 3 and 4. Just over half of pupils are White British. The remainder represent a wide range of ethnic backgrounds. The school receives pupil premium funding for almost half of its pupils, which is much higher than the national average. Pupil premium is additional government funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and for children who are looked after. Only a very small number of pupils are looked after by the local authority. The school also receives physical education and sport funding for primary-aged pupils, and additional funding to support the learning of Year 7 pupils. Both the Principal and Vice-Principal took up their substantive posts in September 2013. The other three members of the senior leadership team have all been appointed to their current positions since April 2014. The governing body was newly established in September 2013. There has been a high turnover of staff since the school opened. Around a quarter of staff that were in post in September 2013 have since left. All Year 11 pupils attend Carshalton College to study work-related courses, such as motor vehicle skills. A very small number of pupils in Years 9 to 11 attend the Skills and Integrated Learning Centre, which is an independent provider of work-related learning courses, such as construction. The school receives routine visits from trust staff, including the chief executive officer, and it is subject to regular monitoring by an external consultant. The school has approval to open a provision for post-16 students in September 2015.

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