Longspee School
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Primary & Secondary
Special school
5 - 14
Academy special converter

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Pupil/Teacher ratio
Persistent Absence
Free school meals
Learoyd Road
Canford Heath
BH17 8PJ

School Description

The principal and the leadership team have worked hard to make the school a safe and happy place. The calm environment enables pupils to achieve well. The school is very nurturing. Pupils enjoy coming to school. They socialise and learn well together. Pupils enjoy each other’s company. They learn about ‘zones of regulation’. Pupils use this work to support their emotions inside and outside of school. They learn how to make positive choices about their behaviour and actions. Pupils behave very well. They told inspectors that if bullying happens, teachers sort it out quickly. Pupils enjoy their lessons. Staff expectations are high. Staff ensure pupils develop a love of reading. Reading lessons are daily. This helps pupils build on their phonics skills. They read a range of books and enjoy listening to stories. Pupils who are behind in their reading access additional support. Pupils have a weekly vocabulary lesson. This helps develop pupils’ language. Each day begins with breakfast club. Pupils enjoy the start of the day, meeting with friends and adults. This time helps them get ready for learning. Leaders take this opportunity to highlight pupils’ achievement.

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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.