Kingfisher School

Primary & Secondary
Post 16
Special school
Radley Road
Abingdon
OX14 3RR
01235555512
Pupils
86
Ages
2 - 19
Gender
Mixed
Type
Academy - Sponsor led special school
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.06
Ofsted Report
(29/1/19)
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90%
NATIONAL AVG. 92%
Happiness Rating

Ofsted Parent View

8.2:1
NATIONAL AVG. 20.7:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
27.4%
NATIONAL AVG. 8.7%
Persistent Absence
10%
NATIONAL AVG. 21.2%
Pupils first language
not English
28.9%
NATIONAL AVG. 23%
Free school meals

School Description

Kingfisher School converted to become an academy school on 1 February 2013. When its predecessor school known as Kingfisher School was last inspected by Ofsted, it was judged to be satisfactory. Kingfisher School along with its partners, Fitzwaryn School and Abingdon and Witney College, are known as 'The Propeller Academy Trust'. All three work closely together but have kept their original names. This school caters for pupils with severe and profound and multiple learning difficulties many of whom also have autism. A few pupils also have hearing impairment, visual impairment and/or physical difficulties. All pupils have a statement of special educational needs. Pupils are placed at Kingfisher School from local nurseries, primary schools and other special schools. The majority of pupils are White British. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic backgrounds is very low. There are very few pupils who speak English as an additional language. Around one in five pupils are eligible for the pupil premium, which is below national figures. This is additional government funding for students known to be eligible for free school meals or those children who are looked after by a local authority. The school receives additional primary sports funding. Off-site training for sixth form students takes place at the local Abingdon and Witney College and for some KS3-5 students at Pennyhooks Farm. Pupils come from all parts of Oxfordshire and most travel to school in buses or taxis. The school has early years provision for two-year-olds but there was none at the school during the inspection.

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