Exeter Royal Academy for Deaf Education

Primary & Secondary
Post 16
Special school
50 Topsham Road
Exeter
EX2 4NF
01392267023
Pupils
34
Ages
5 - 19
Gender
Mixed
Type
Non-maintained special school
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.06
Ofsted Report
(17/1/19)
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82%
NATIONAL AVG. 92%
Happiness Rating

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Small Data Set
NATIONAL AVG. 8.7%
Persistent Absence
79%
NATIONAL AVG. 21.2%
Pupils first language
not English
31.3%
NATIONAL AVG. 23%
Free school meals
14%
NATIONAL AVG. 12%
Pupils with SEN support

School Description

Exeter Royal Academy for Deaf Education is a non-maintained special school for moderate, severe and profoundly deaf pupils. Pupils are learning English as an additional language and some have delayed use of their first language, BSL. All pupils have an education, health and care plan. The school caters for primary and secondary pupils. There is also a specialist college provision which caters for students aged 16 to 25. An inspection of the college’s provision took place at the same time as the school. There have been significant changes to the staffing structure of the school since the previous standard inspection. Most notably, there have been changes in the senior leadership team and in governance. There are two co-principals. One principal holds responsibility for the quality of education, the other for safeguarding and care. There is a new chair and vice-chair of the governing body. Most pupils in school are residential. The inspection of the residential provision was Inspection report: Exeter Royal Academy for Deaf Education, 16–17 January 2019 Page 8 of 11 aligned with the inspection of the school provision. Although the school is designated for those aged five to 16, currently there are no pupils in key stage 1. The proportion of pupils who are eligible for pupil premium funding is above the national average. The school does not use any alternative provision. Plans are in place to relocate the school to a new site in 2020.

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