Knowle DGE Academy
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary & Secondary
Post 16
Special school

Leinster Avenue
5 - 19
Academy special converter
4 1 1 2 3 4
Ofsted Inspection
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Persistent Absence
Pupils first language
not English
Free school meals

School Description

Knowle DGE Learning Centre is a special school educating pupils who have different types of special educational needs, including behavioural, social and emotional difficulties, speech and language communication needs and moderate learning difficulties. All pupils have a statement of special educational needs. The local authority has a schedule to phase in education and health care plans, which will gradually replace these, but the transfer has not yet started. The majority of pupils receive support through the pupil premium funding (additional government funding for pupils eligible for free school meals and those who are looked after by the local authority). The proportion of eligible pupils is well above average. Some pupils in Year 7 are supported through additional funding to improve their literacy and numeracy skills. About one in five pupils is from a minority ethnic background. This is below the national average. The school has two bases in mainstream schools, one at Knowle Primary School and one for secondaryaged pupils at Brislington Enterprise College. Many pupils start at different times of the year to the usual admissions times. No pupils are entered early for GCSE examinations. There is a hostel on site providing short residential stays for pupils attending the school, but was not part of this inspection. Since the previous inspection, the then headteacher has been appointed as executive headteacher in connection with Knowle DGE and other schools. A new headteacher, who was previously the deputy headteacher, was formally appointed in September 2014.

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This school is an academy and does not conform to the general school admission criteria set down by the Local Education Authority.

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