Learning Opportunities Centre Secondary

Primary & Secondary
Post 16
Special school
Ringwould Road
CT14 8DW
10 - 19
Other independent special school
4 1 1 2 3 4
Ofsted report
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Learning Opportunities Centre Secondary is an independent day school. It opened in 1991. It is situated on two sites. The main school is located at Ringwould. The second site is at The Street, Womenswold. It is about a 20-minute drive between the two locations. All pupils have an education, health and care plan. The majority have needs associated with social, emotional and mental health issues. Some have additional difficulties relating to autism and anxiety. The school currently provides full-time education for 26 pupils between the ages of 10 and 19 years of age. There are currently too few pupils in the sixth form to report on their outcomes without them being identified. Many pupils enter and leave the school at different times. For example, nearly a third of the pupils arrived in the last academic year. The school works with a range of agencies, including health and social care professionals Inspection report: Learning Opportunities Centre Secondary, 5–7 June 2018 Page 7 of 10 and educational psychologists. Approximately four local authorities use the school to place pupils. The school currently offers a range of accreditations from entry level to level 2. These include functional skills, BTEC National Diploma and GCSEs. Since the time of the previous inspection, the current headteacher worked away from school for over a year. During that time the proprietor took over the running of the school. The headteacher returned in September 2017, working three days a week. He became full time a month ago. A deputy headteacher started at the school a month ago. The school’s aims are to ‘provide a happy and comfortable school where pupils reach their full potential’. The school uses one alternative provider called East Kent College, which is situated in Broadstairs. At the time of the previous standard inspection in May 2012 the school was judged to be good. It met the independent school standards. The school has no religious affiliation.

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