Hornbeam Academy

Primary & Secondary
Post 16
Special school

Folly Lane
E17 5NT
2 - 19
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School Description

The academy was formed when William Morris School and Brookfield House School joined together as the Hornbeam Academy Special Academy in 2015. The academy admits children from the age of two upwards. At the time of the inspection, there were no children aged two on roll. A high proportion of pupils stay on into the Academy sixth form where they may stay until they are 19. Each campus has its own principal and management team which is responsible to the chief executive officer (CEO) of the Hornbeam Academy Trust. Inspection report: Hornbeam Academy Special Academy, 20–21 June 2018 Page 10 of 13 The academy is responsible for managing the Hospital and Home Teaching Service attached to Whipps Cross Hospital. The head of the service is also responsible to the CEO of the trust. The academy caters for pupils who have a wide range of needs, including physical, behavioural, social, emotional and mental health needs, autistic spectrum disorders and profound, multiple and complex medical and learning needs. All pupils who attend the two main campuses at Hornbeam have an education, health and care plan. The proportion of pupils who are entitled to free school meals is well above the national average, as is the proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language.

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