Centre Academy London

Primary & Secondary
Post 16
Special school
92 St John's Hill
Battersea
London
SW11 1SH
02077382344
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Pupils
45
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Ages
9 - 19
Gender
Gender
Mixed
Building
Type
Other independent special school
Mr ofsted
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.06
Ofsted report
(7/6/18)
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Centre Academy London is an independent special school that caters specifically for boys and girls with a variety of learning challenges, including dyslexia or specific learning difficulties, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and autism spectrum disorder. It is located in an Edwardian Grade 2 listed building in the London Borough of Wandsworth. Almost all pupils are referred to the school by 12 local authorities. It is registered for up Inspection report: Centre Academy London, 5–7 June 2018 Page 8 of 11 to 60 pupils aged from nine to 19 years. Most pupils are taught in mixed-age classes. Currently, there are 39 pupils on roll, most of whom have a statement of special educational needs or an education, health and care plan. This total is made up as follows: two pupils in the primary phase, 23 pupils in the secondary phase and 14 students in the sixth form. There are more boys than girls. Many pupils have had very disrupted previous education, and some have not attended school for significant periods of time. Around a quarter of pupils are involved with the local child and adolescent mental health services because of their social, emotional and mental health needs. Around a half of pupils are from minority ethnic backgrounds, with the remainder being White British. Centre Academy was first registered in 1974 as part of the Centre Academy Group, which was based in the United States, but since 2002 it has been in private ownership in the United Kingdom. The group runs a sister school in East Anglia, and the schools share the same governing body. Off-site training is made available for pupils to extend their learning experiences. The school offers the following activities: swimming at Latchmere Leisure Centre, Burns Road, London SW11 5AD; sport and physical education at the Battersea Sports Centre, Hope Street, London SW11 2DA; and work-related courses at Carshalton College, Nightingale Road, Carshalton SM5 2EJ. The school was last inspected in May 2015, when it was judged to require improvement. The headteacher took up her post in September 2017. The school’s aim is ‘to provide excellence in education for students with specific learning difficulties’.

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