Gibside School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
Special school

Burnthouse Lane
Whickham
Newcastle-upon-Tyne
NE16 5AT
01914410123
Pupils
158
Ages
2 - 11
Gender
Mixed
Type
Community special school
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Report
(7/3/17)
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95%
NATIONAL AVG. 92%
Happiness Rating

Ofsted Parent View

6.2:1
NATIONAL AVG. 20.7:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
21.9%
NATIONAL AVG. 8.2%
Persistent Absence
8%
NATIONAL AVG. 21.2%
Pupils first language
not English
44.6%
NATIONAL AVG. 16.8%
Free school meals

School Description

The school meets the needs of pupils with profound and multiple learning difficulties. It also meets the needs of pupils with autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) and children with severe learning difficulties as well as those with other complex communication and medical needs. Approximately half the pupils on roll are known to be eligible for the pupil premium. This is a significantly larger proportion than the national average. Since the last inspection, the school has further developed its Early Years Foundation Stage provision and currently five nursery-age children attend. The vast majority of pupils are of White British origin and almost twice as many boys attend as girls. An after-school club, which is not run by the school’s governing body, uses the school premises to care for pupils at the end of the school day.

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