Hill House School

Post 16
Special school
Rope Hill
SO41 8NE
11 - 19
Other independent special school
4 1 1 2 3 4
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School Description

The school caters for pupils with autistic spectrum conditions. All pupils have severe learning difficulties and complex behavioural needs. All pupils have a statement of special educational needs or an education, health and care plan. The vast majority of pupils have been placed by their local authority. Approximately 17 local authorities use the school to Inspection report: Hill House School, 20–22 June 2017 Page 10 of 13 place pupils. Hill House School aims to ‘actively enable each and every pupil in their care to achieve their personal best, however it is defined for them’. Since the previous inspection, the school’s registration details have changed. The school is now registered for up to 31 pupils between the ages of 11 to 19 and is operational for 52 weeks of the year. Currently, 29 pupils attend, including two day pupils. Most pupils reside in the school’s boarding provision, managed by the Cambian Group, on the same site. There are 16 pupils in the sixth form. The school opened in 1992. It is owned and managed by Cambian Group. In 2012, the school moved to new and purpose-built accommodation. The headteacher took up post in December 2012, following the last full inspection. The school was last inspected in July 2012, when it met all the independent school standards. In September 2013 an emergency inspection was conducted to look at matters of health, welfare and safety. In February 2014 the school received a progress monitoring visit and was found to meet all of the independent school standards. The school uses a number of alternative providers, including Brockenhurst College, Pilley Community Shop, Marie Curie Cancer Care Charity Shop, the New Arts Centre at Roche Court, Sunrise Bushcraft and Autism, and Asperger’s Climbing as Therapy.

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