Inspired Directions School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Special school

34 – 38 Dalston Lane
E8 3AZ
13 - 16
Other independent special school
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School Description

Inspired Directions School is an independent, alternative provision providing an education for pupils who are unable to access mainstream education. The school was established by the Inspire charity, an education business partnership, in June 2014. Pupils are referred from pupil referral units from the London Boroughs of Hackney and Islington. The school receives light-touch support from the local authority (London Borough of Hackney). The majority of pupils are disadvantaged and almost half of pupils on roll have a Inspection report: Inspired Directions School, 5–7 June 2018 Page 7 of 10 statement of special educational needs or an education, health and care plan. Fundamental to the school’s ethos are the values of individuality, collectivism and progression. The school is registered to cater for pupils between the ages of 13 and 16 years. On very rare occasions, a very small number of pupils above 16 years of age attend the school because of lack of suitable provision in the area. The school’s previous inspection was a full inspection that took place on 10–12 June 2015. There have been a number of changes since the previous inspection. The current headteacher has been in post since July 2016. The school’s capacity has changed from eight pupils to 30 pupils and the school moved into its current premises in March 2017. The school does not use alternative providers.

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This school is independently managed and its admission criteria may be selective. There is no set catchment area as pupils are admitted from a wide variety of postcodes and, in the case of boarding schools, from outside the UK. Contact the school directly or visit their website for more information on Admissions Policy and Procedures.

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