Grove House School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary & Secondary
Post 16
Special school
PUPILS
104
AGES
8 - 19
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Free schools special

How Does The School Perform?

4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(6/6/18)
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79%
NATIONAL AVG. 93%
Happiness Rating

Ofsted Parent View

7.9:1
NATIONAL AVG. 20.7:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
23.6%
NATIONAL AVG. 8.2%
Persistent Absence
1%
NATIONAL AVG. 20.9%
Pupils first language
not English
27.7%
NATIONAL AVG. 20.8%
Free school meals
Sawyers Hall Lane
Brentwood
CM15 9DA
01277361498

School Description

Grove House School is a special school. All pupils have an EHCP or a statement of special educational needs. Their primary difficulties are speech, language and communication. The vast majority of pupils are White British. The proportion of pupils eligible for free school meals is below the national average. In July 2015, the Department for Education commissioned Ofsted to conduct a preregistration inspection. All of the school standards that were checked at that time were deemed likely to be met. Inspection report: Grove House School, 6–7 June 2018 Page 10 of 13 This is the first inspection for the school since it opened in September 2015. The school does not have any students in the sixth form. This development is at too early a stage to make a separate judgement on the quality of the sixth-form provision. Grove House School opened as a single academy trust in September 2015 as a free school. It is currently in its third year of growth. The school is registered for pupils aged 8 to 19 years. At capacity it will admit 105 pupils. In October 2016, the school became a partner academy in the SEAX multi-academy trust and currently has four special academy partners. The SEAX Trust is a multi-academy trust in Essex, established by the special school sector in April 2015. The SEAX board of trustees is accountable for the strategic direction of the trust. The trust committees are resources and audit, and curriculum and standards. These are given delegated authority to make decisions, monitor, evaluate and review particular plan, policies and targets. The local academy committee has been given delegated authorities to make decisions, monitor, evaluate and review plans, policies and targets in relation to Grove House School. Each academy has representation on the board of trustees. The school has undergone considerable construction work and refurbishment to its premises, and this has been ongoing during the first two-and-a-half years of operation. The site consists of a two-storey main building, which includes specialist therapy rooms, a small separate block and a section dedicated to primary pupils. The school makes no use of alternative provision.

Grove House School Parent Reviews



80% Parents Recommend This School
Strongly Agree 55% Agree 24% Disagree 5% Strongly Disagree 15% Don't Know 1% {"strongly_agree"=>55, "agree"=>24, "disagree"=>5, "strongly_disagree"=>15, "dont_know"=>1} Figures based on 75 responses up to 24-01-2019
Strongly Agree 61% Agree 20% Disagree 3% Strongly Disagree 16% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>61, "agree"=>20, "disagree"=>3, "strongly_disagree"=>16, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 75 responses up to 24-01-2019
Strongly Agree 47% Agree 28% Disagree 4% Strongly Disagree 19% Don't Know 3% {"strongly_agree"=>47, "agree"=>28, "disagree"=>4, "strongly_disagree"=>19, "dont_know"=>3} Figures based on 75 responses up to 24-01-2019
Strongly Agree 63% Agree 15% Disagree 1% Strongly Disagree 17% Don't Know 4% {"strongly_agree"=>63, "agree"=>15, "disagree"=>1, "strongly_disagree"=>17, "dont_know"=>4} Figures based on 75 responses up to 24-01-2019
Strongly Agree 55% Agree 21% Disagree 4% Strongly Disagree 17% Don't Know 3% {"strongly_agree"=>55, "agree"=>21, "disagree"=>4, "strongly_disagree"=>17, "dont_know"=>3} Figures based on 75 responses up to 24-01-2019
Strongly Agree 40% Agree 23% Disagree 11% Strongly Disagree 21% Don't Know 5% {"strongly_agree"=>40, "agree"=>23, "disagree"=>11, "strongly_disagree"=>21, "dont_know"=>5} Figures based on 75 responses up to 24-01-2019
Strongly Agree 53% Agree 25% Disagree 5% Strongly Disagree 16% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>53, "agree"=>25, "disagree"=>5, "strongly_disagree"=>16, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 75 responses up to 24-01-2019
Strongly Agree 51% Agree 16% Disagree 1% Strongly Disagree 20% Don't Know 12% {"strongly_agree"=>51, "agree"=>16, "disagree"=>1, "strongly_disagree"=>20, "dont_know"=>12} Figures based on 75 responses up to 24-01-2019
Strongly Agree 61% Agree 13% Disagree 5% Strongly Disagree 17% Don't Know 3% {"strongly_agree"=>61, "agree"=>13, "disagree"=>5, "strongly_disagree"=>17, "dont_know"=>3} Figures based on 75 responses up to 24-01-2019
Strongly Agree 56% Agree 20% Disagree 3% Strongly Disagree 17% Don't Know 4% {"strongly_agree"=>56, "agree"=>20, "disagree"=>3, "strongly_disagree"=>17, "dont_know"=>4} Figures based on 75 responses up to 24-01-2019
Strongly Agree 53% Agree 25% Disagree 7% Strongly Disagree 15% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>53, "agree"=>25, "disagree"=>7, "strongly_disagree"=>15, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 75 responses up to 24-01-2019
Yes 80% No 20% {"yes"=>80, "no"=>20} Figures based on 75 responses up to 24-01-2019

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