Kisimul School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary & Secondary
Post 16
Special school

The Old Vicarage, 61 High Street
8 - 19
Other independent special school
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School Description

Kisimul School occupies two sites in Lincolnshire, at The Old Vicarage in Swinderby and Acacia Hall in Friesthorpe. The main school site at Swinderby provides education for pupils between eight and 19 years of age. The school’s post-16 provision at Acacia Hall provides for students between 16 and 19 years of age. Residential provision is available at both sites. The residential provision was not included Inspection report: Kisimul School, 25–27 June 2019 Page 9 of 12 in this inspection. The school is registered to admit up to 102 pupils with severe learning difficulties, autistic spectrum conditions and associated challenging behaviour. All pupils have an education, health and care plan. The large majority of pupils and students are in the care of their placing local authorities. The school does not use the services of any alternative providers. The school’s previous inspection was in June 2016. The school’s aim is to ‘continuously strive for excellence in the care and education of our pupils. We provide a caring and homely environment at all times, where pupils can grow and develop their skills, individuality and independence.’ Inspection report: Kisimul School, 25–27 June 2019 Page 10 of 12 Information about this inspection Inspectors observed learning in all key stages at both school sites and looked at learning in pupils’ learning journals. Observations were carried out jointly with leaders. Inspectors met with the school’s two headteachers and with senior and middle leaders. A number of meetings were held with school staff. The lead inspector met with the director of education from the Kisimul Group, and spoke with the designated officer from the local authority by telephone. A range of documentation was considered, including: the school’s self-evaluation and improvement plans; records of behaviour, attendance and safeguarding; information about pupils’ achievements and external reports on the school’s effectiveness. Inspectors spoke with two groups of pupils and with a few parents. There were very few responses to Parent View and none to the pupil survey. Inspectors took account of the 26 responses to the staff survey. Inspection team Deirdre Duignan, lead inspector Her Majesty’s Inspector Heather Hawkes Ofsted Inspector Inspection report: Kisimul School, 25–27 June 2019 Page 11 of 12 Any complaints about the inspection or the report should be made following the procedures set out in the guidance ‘Raising concerns and making a complaint about Ofsted’, which is available from Ofsted’s website: If you would like Ofsted to send you a copy of the guidance, please telephone 0300 123 4234, or email [email protected]

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