Greater Manchester Alternative Provision
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Special school
11 - 16
Other independent special school

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Requires Improvement
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Pupils with SEN support
87 Blandford Street
Ashton Under Lyne
ol6 7hw

School Description

Pupils enjoy coming to school. They are keen to join in classroom discussions, read and share their ideas. However, there are many pupils who do not attend school on a regular basis. Teachers have high expectations of pupils’ achievement. Pupils try their best. They achieve well in some subjects such as English, mathematics and science. However, in other subjects, pupils do not achieve as well as they should. This is because curriculum plans in these subjects are not logically planned. Leaders expect pupils to behave well, and most do. Pupils feel safe at school. They like the fact that the school is small and that they can talk to any member of staff at any time. Pupils know that any concerns they have will be taken seriously and dealt with immediately. Pupils learn about discrimination such as racism and homophobia. They are confident that staff would quickly deal with any form of bullying or discrimination. Pupils know how to maintain a healthy lifestyle. They are aware of the dangers associated with alcohol, smoking and illegal drug use. Pupils are developing their appreciation of fundamental British values, such as fairness and equality. They celebrate events such as Black History Month and World Aids Day.

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This school is independently managed and its admission criteria may be selective. There is no set catchment area as pupils are admitted from a wide variety of postcodes and, in the case of boarding schools, from outside the UK. Contact the school directly or visit their website for more information on Admissions Policy and Procedures.