Critchill Special School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary & Secondary
Post 16
Special school

Nunney Road
Frome
BA11 4LB
01373464148
Pupils
72
Ages
4 - 19
Gender
Mixed
Type
Academy special converter
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(24/4/18)
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93%
NATIONAL AVG. 92%
Happiness Rating
30.8%
NATIONAL AVG. 8.2%
Persistent Absence
32.2%
NATIONAL AVG. 16.8%
Free school meals

This school is now an academy. If no data is available for the new academy,
we link to the last available data set as this type of academy is treated as a continuing school

School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. All staff are proud to be members of the school. They readily participate in developing improvements in small teams or as individuals. A key member of the school team is Dolly, the school’s dog. She is, as was her predecessor, a vital part of the therapeutic and sensory work for some pupils. Good use is made of the on-site hydrotherapy pool. Adults use it to help pupils exercise at the same time as developing other skills such as counting and identifying different colours. The activities undertaken are delivered and overseen by a range of experienced professionals, including external consultants such as physiotherapists. You are aware that the sixth-form cabin is not of the same quality as other buildings in the school. You and the governing body have ‘patched it up’ over the years. Staff try to make the best of the accommodation. However, we agreed that it does not set the right ambience for learning and socialising in the sixth form. At the previous inspection, school leaders were asked to improve pupils’ attendance. The school was also asked to provide more opportunities for students to have work experience to ensure that they learn the skills needed for employment. You and other school leaders have worked hard to improve these aspects of the school’s work. The attendance of those who have been persistently absent has improved. In addition, students have more work-based opportunities.

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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.


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