Fosse Way School

Primary & Secondary
Post 16
Special school

Longfellow Road
Radstock
Bath
BA3 3AL
01761412198
Pupils
217
Ages
3 - 19
Gender
Mixed
Type
Academy - Converter special school
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.06
Ofsted Report
(7/11/17)
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90%
NATIONAL AVG. 92%
Happiness Rating

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5.9:1
NATIONAL AVG. 20.7:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
25.2%
NATIONAL AVG. 8.7%
Persistent Absence
3%
NATIONAL AVG. 21.2%
Pupils first language
not English
31.9%
NATIONAL AVG. 23%
Free school meals

School Description

The school provides for pupils who have moderate or severe learning difficulties. In addition, very many have communication and language difficulties, including those with a diagnosis of autism. All pupils have a statement of special educational needs. The school is an academy special converter. It works in close collaboration with local schools. It forms one part of a Teaching School partnership with another school. The school links with Bath Royal United Hospital to provide employment opportunities for older students. There have been a number of recent changes to school leadership and management, including the appointment of a new Principal. Almost all pupils come from White British backgrounds. Just a very few pupils are from homes where English is not the first language. There are many more boys than girls at the school. A higher than average number of pupils receive the pupil premium, which is additional government funding made available for children who are looked after and those eligible for free school meals. All Year 7 pupils are supported by additional funding to improve their basic skills. Many pupils come from the school's local authority, while the remainder have long journeys to school from neighbouring towns and cities. The school shares its site with a residential hostel which was not part of this inspection.

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