Lexden Springs School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary & Secondary
Post 16
Special school

Winstree Road
Colchester
CO3 0PZ
01206 563321
Pupils
174
Ages
3 - 19
Gender
Mixed
Type
Community special school
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Report
(3/12/19)
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89%
NATIONAL AVG. 92%
Happiness Rating

Ofsted Parent View

7.8:1
NATIONAL AVG. 20.7:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
22.7%
NATIONAL AVG. 8.2%
Persistent Absence
12%
NATIONAL AVG. 21.2%
Pupils first language
not English
37.2%
NATIONAL AVG. 16.8%
Free school meals

School Description

Lexden Springs provides for pupils with a wide range of complex disabilities and special educational needs. The majority have severe learning difficulties, and a significant number have profound and multiple learning needs. Many have additional special educational needs such as autistic spectrum disorders. All pupils have a statement of special educational needs or are undergoing assessments for an education, health and care plan. Pupils at Key Stage 2 to 4 are mostly taught in mixed age groups based on their ability. There are seven children in the early years provision, one of whom attends part time. New students join the sixth form from other schools, both mainstream and special. Most pupils are from White British backgrounds. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils supported through the pupil premium is well above average. The pupil premium is additional government funding provided for those pupils known to be eligible for free school meals or those looked after by the local authority. Some students in Years 13 and 14 are taught at Holly Lodge, which is the school’s additional accommodation situated about half mile away from the main site. Students in the sixth form attend a wide range of work experience placements and also attend Colchester Institute for work-related learning.

Lexden Springs School Catchment Area Map

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National School Census Data 2020
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This School Guide heat map has been plotted using official pupil data taken from the last School Census collected by the Department for Education. It is a visualisation of where pupils lived at the time of the annual School Census.

Our heat maps use groups of postcodes, not individual postcodes, and have naturally soft edges. All pupils are included in the mapping (i.e. children with siblings already at the school, high priority pupils and selective and/or religious admissions) but we may have removed statistical ‘outliers’ with more remote postcodes that do not reflect majority admissions.

For some schools, the heat map may be a useful indicator of the catchment area but our heat maps are not the same as catchment area maps. Catchment area maps, published by the school or local authority, are based on geographical admissions criteria and show actual cut-off distances and pre-defined catchment areas for a single admission year.

This information is provided as a guide only. The areas from which pupils are admitted to a school can change from year to year to reflect the number of siblings and pupils admitted under high priority admissions criteria.

3 steps to help parents gather catchment information for a school:

  1. Look at our school catchment area guide for more information on heat maps. They give a useful indicator of the general areas that admit pupils to the school. This visualisation is based on all attending pupils present at the time of the annual School Census.
  2. Use the link to the Local Authority Contact (above) to find catchment area information based on a single admission year. This is very important if you are considering applying to a school.
  3. On each school page, use the link to visit the school website and find information on individual school admissions criteria. Geographical criteria are only applied after pupils have been admitted on higher priority criteria such as Looked After Children, SEN, siblings, etc.

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