Fountaindale School

Primary & Secondary
Post 16
Special school

Nottingham Road
NG18 5BA
3 - 18
Community special school
4 1 1 2 3 4
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School Description

The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. Fountaindale is an average-sized special school which provides education for pupils with physical disabilities, complex medical conditions and associated learning difficulties, including sensory impairment and profound and multiple learning difficulties. All pupils have an education, health and care plan or a statement of special educational needs. The school serves the whole of Nottinghamshire and has some pupils on roll from other Inspection report: Fountaindale School, 14–15 March 2017 Page 10 of 13 local authorities. The school is commissioned by the local authority to operate the Physical Disability Support Service and provides advice, support and training to other schools. It also operates the local authority’s Health Related Education Team, which provides a hospital and home education service for children across the authority who are unable to attend school due to health reasons. The school has a residence, which offers overnight stays for pupils for one or two nights a week. The residential inspection took place at the same time as this inspection. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic backgrounds is lower than average, as is the proportion who speak English as an additional language. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is above average. The early years provision comprises a learning environment for Nursery and Reception children. The school runs an after-school club to promote independence jointly with the residence. The school provides training and shares skills with schools locally and nationally. As part of this work, the school regularly shares activities and resources with staff and children who visit Fountaindale.

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