Derrymount School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary & Secondary
Post 16
Special school
PUPILS
93
AGES
3 - 19
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Community special school

How Does The School Perform?

Inadequate
NATIONAL AVG. 2.09
Ofsted Inspection
(27/02/2024)
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80%
NATIONAL AVG. 93%
Happiness Rating

Ofsted Parent View

5.9:1
NATIONAL AVG. 19.9:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
42%
NATIONAL AVG. 17.7%
Persistent Absence
52.6%
NATIONAL AVG. 25.9%
Free school meals
Churchmoor Lane
Arnold
Nottingham
NG5 8HN
01159534015

School Description

Some pupils have poor experiences in school. Sometimes, pupils are detained in a secure ‘chill-out’ room against their will. Leaders said this is to protect pupils from themselves and others. Some pupils said that being placed in this room is very distressing. Staff routinely lock classroom doors. Leaders say this is to protect those inside from other pupils who display challenging behaviours. When pupils struggle with their emotions, staff do not always help them to manage their own behaviour appropriately. Staff are too reliant on short-term methods, such as physical restraint and the chill-out room for some pupils. These strategies are sometimes harmful to some pupils’ dignity, safety and emotional well-being. Older pupils often use racist and misogynistic language towards others. They say it is ‘just banter’ that goes unchallenged by adults. Girls are frequently subject to sexist and derogatory language from boys. Consequently, girls do not always like being at school. Pupils enjoy taking part in ‘adventure schools’, work experience and activity afternoons. They like the choice of clubs on offer, and enjoy cooking and art. Sixth-form students are proud to be treated ‘more like adults’ and value having ‘more freedom around school’. They have ambitious plans for their futures. Some want to go to college and others want to go to work. They are proud of their work experience and say that the sixth form supports them in preparation for their next stage in life.

Derrymount School Parent Reviews



70% Parents Recommend This School
Strongly Agree 70% Agree 10% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 20% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>70, "agree"=>10, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>20, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 10 responses up to 13-07-2023
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My Child Has Not Been Bullied 50% Strongly Agree 20% Agree 0% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 20% Don't Know 10% {"my_child_has_not_been_bullied"=>50, "strongly_agree"=>20, "agree"=>0, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>20, "dont_know"=>10} Figures based on 10 responses up to 13-07-2023
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I Have Not Raised Any Concerns 10% Strongly Agree 50% Agree 10% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 20% Don't Know 10% {"i_have_not_raised_any_concerns"=>10, "strongly_agree"=>50, "agree"=>10, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>20, "dont_know"=>10} Figures based on 10 responses up to 13-07-2023
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Strongly Agree 40% Agree 30% Disagree 20% Strongly Disagree 10% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>40, "agree"=>30, "disagree"=>20, "strongly_disagree"=>10, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 10 responses up to 13-07-2023
Strongly Agree 40% Agree 10% Disagree 10% Strongly Disagree 30% Don't Know 10% {"strongly_agree"=>40, "agree"=>10, "disagree"=>10, "strongly_disagree"=>30, "dont_know"=>10} Figures based on 10 responses up to 13-07-2023
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Yes 70% No 30% {"yes"=>70, "no"=>30} Figures based on 10 responses up to 13-07-2023

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