Grove Park School

Primary & Secondary
Post 16
Special school
Church Road
Crowborough
TN6 1BN
01892663018
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Pupils
111
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Ages
4 - 19
Gender
Gender
Mixed
Building
Type
Community special school
Mr ofsted
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.06
Ofsted Report
(12/9/17)
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The school provides for pupils who have complex learning difficulties, which includes those with moderate, complex, severe, profound or multiple needs. Some pupils also have additional physical and/or sensory impairment. There are increasing numbers with autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) and associated speech, language and communication difficulties. The school is divided into three separate sections: primary, secondary and sixth form. The secondary department is co-located on the Beacon Academy secondary site and has some access to its specialist facilities. The sixth form is co-located on the Beacon Academy sixth form site. Pupils with ASD are supported across the school by teaching assistants and therapists led by a specialist teacher. The school has a wide catchment area encompassing all the north and western area of East Sussex including Newhaven, Lewes and up to the West Sussex and Kent borders. Currently, the large majority of pupils are boys. The very large majority are of White British or mixed backgrounds. A few are from Black or Black British, Asian or Asian British or Chinese backgrounds. A very few are from homes where English is not the home language. All pupils have a statement of special educational needs. The proportion of pupils at the school eligible for the pupil premium, which provides additional government funding to support those known to be eligible for free school meals, children in local authority care and children from service families, is well above the national average. Currently, there are a few pupils in local authority care and none from service families. Pupils new to the school are usually admitted in September but there are also admissions throughout the year. A new headteacher was appointed in March 2013. One small group of sixth form students and a second group of Key Stage 4 students are accompanied by school staff for one day weekly at Sussex Downs College, Lewes, and Plumpton College.

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