Kingsgate School

Primary & Secondary
Special school

239 West Street
PO16 0HZ
Not Available
7 - 14
Other independent special school
4 1 1 2 3 4
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School Description

This was the first standard inspection since the school was first registered to admit pupils on 10 April 2019. The school is registered for up to 16 pupils aged between seven and 14 years of age. Nine pupils currently attend the school. The school caters for pupils with social, emotional and mental health needs. Some pupils also have associated complex learning difficulties, and some have gaps in their learning. The school aims to provide education and therapy for pupils whose mental health needs have not been successfully met in previous schools. All pupils have an education, health and care plan. All are placed by local authorities. The school does not currently make use of any alternative provision. Inspection report: Kingsgate School 3–5 March 2020 5 Information about this inspection We carried out this inspection under section 109(1) and (2) of the Education and Skills Act 2008. The purpose of the inspection is to advise the Secretary of State for Education about the school’s suitability for continued registration as an independent school. The school meets the independent school standards. These are the requirements set out in the schedule to the Education (Independent School Standards) Regulations 2014. We held a range of meetings during the inspection. These included meetings with the headteacher, who is also the proprietor, other leaders, staff and pupils. The lead inspector met with three governors, including the chair of the governing body. When considering the quality of education, we focused particularly on reading, mathematics, and personal, social, health and citizenship education. This included visiting lessons, looking at pupils’ work and talking to leaders, teachers and pupils about how teaching in these subjects builds on pupils’ knowledge over time. We took account of the views expressed in eight responses to Parent View, Ofsted’s online survey, and accompanying free-text responses. We took into account the views of a representative from the local authority. We had a close look at the school’s arrangements for safeguarding. This included speaking in detail with leaders and staff about this important work and scrutinising written records and policies. We checked the single central record, which summarises checks on the suitability of adults. We observed pupils’ behaviour throughout the inspection, including during breaks and in lesson times. We spoke to staff to gather their views of the school and took into account nine responses to the staff survey as well as a letter from a member of staff.

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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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