Hanson School

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Sutton Avenue
Swain House Road
11 - 18
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5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths
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The Department for Education made an order to change Hanson School into an academy in 2011, after Ofsted first put the school into special measures in November 2010. The Department for Education has not implemented the academy order and Hanson School is not an academy. Hanson School came out of special measures in February 2013 but went into special measures again in February 2015. The school has been in special measures for five of the last seven years. During that time, the regional schools commissioner brokered support from three academy trusts and the school has had eight headteachers. The current partnership with The Gorse Academies Trust started in March 2017. The Inspection report: Hanson School, 10–11 January 2018 Page 9 of 12 regional schools commissioner’s service level agreement with The Gorse Academies Trust to support Hanson School continues until July 2019. The governing board replaced the interim executive board in March 2017. It includes representatives from The Gorse Academies Trust and the local authority. The current headteacher started in an interim role in April 2016. The governing board appointed him as the substantive headteacher in March 2017. In 2016, the school did not meet the government’s floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. The school meets the Department for Education’s definition of a coasting school based on key stage 4 academic performance results in 2014, 2015 and 2016. It is larger than the average-sized secondary school, with a sixth form. The proportion of secondary pupils supported by the pupil premium is well above the average for secondary schools. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic backgrounds, and of those who speak English as an additional language, is well above average. The proportion of pupils who receive support for SEN and/or disabilities is above average. The proportion of pupils who have an education, health and care plan or a statement of SEN and/or disabilities is high. The school hosts Bradford’s Additionally Resourced Centre (ARC) for pupils who are deaf, hearing impaired or with vision impairment. There are currently 42 pupils, from the wider Bradford area, who are supported by this provision. They are on the school roll, integrated into the school and follow a normal timetable. All ARC pupils also receive additional specialist support and teaching. The Bradford Council Sensory Service, based in Hanson School, provides the specialist teaching and support. The school currently uses the following alternative providers for a small number of pupils: Bradford College, Tracks Education. The school does not meet requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. The school does not meet requirements on the publication of information about its exclusions policy, the school’s most recent results and a link to the performance tables, pupil premium funding and Year 7 literacy and numeracy catch-up funding on its website.

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