Hedgewood School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Special school

Weymouth Road
5 - 11
Community special school
4 1 1 2 3 4
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Free school meals

School Description

Hedgewood caters for pupils with a wide range of special educational needs. Many have speech, language and communication difficulties, about two thirds are on the autistic spectrum and an increasing proportion have complex needs. All have a statement of special educational needs. The school roll has increased by a third since the previous inspection. Most of these pupils joined the school in September 2012. Pupils come from a wide range of ethnic backgrounds. The largest group is of White British heritage, although about one fifth come from homes where English is not the main language. The proportion of pupils eligible for free school meals is slightly above average. Twenty five pupils received the pupil premium (extra funding provided by the government for pupils eligible for free school meals, pupils in local authority care and those who are from service families) in the financial year ending March 2012. In the current financial year the school has received no pupil premium funding. The senior staff, known as the senior leadership team, consists of the headteacher and two assistant headteachers. Not long after the previous inspection, learning managers took on the role of managing subject areas. Very recently team managers have taken up responsibility for different age groups: one to oversee the Early Years Foundation Stage and Years 1 and 2; two for Years 3 and 4; and the fourth for Years 5 and 6. There have been some significant changes in staffing since the last inspection, notably to take account of the increased number of pupils on roll, many of whom need extra support. Two new teachers and over one third of teaching assistants have been appointed since September 2012.

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