Mackenzie Thorpe Centre
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary & Secondary
Post 16
Special school
4 - 19
Other independent special school

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School Description

Staff meet each pupil when they arrive at school and know just how each pupil likes to be greeted. This makes sure that the day starts calmly because pupils are reassured that today holds no surprises. Pupils feel valued and respected. Staff know them well and understand their needs exceptionally well. Comments from pupils such as, ‘I know it’s important to respect everyone as we are all different’ show pupils’ growing understanding of the world around them. Staff believe that this is key to developing pupils’ independence. All staff want pupils to achieve as much as they can. ‘The sky is my only limit,’ exclaimed one pupil. Pupils recognise that staff are there when they need them. ‘Staff keep me calm and then I can learn more,’ commented one pupil. ‘My brain is like a sieve some days,’ said another pupil. ‘Staff prompt me and then I remember’. Pupils nearly always behave well. When they do not, staff understand that this is because they are trying to communicate their feelings. When a situation is likely to upset a pupil, staff work with them to help them to stay calm and manage their feelings. Pupils told the inspectors there was very little bullying in and around school. School records confirm that few pupils are bullied.

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Mackenzie Thorpe Centre Catchment Area Map

This school is independently managed and its admission criteria may be selective. There is no set catchment area as pupils are admitted from a wide variety of postcodes and, in the case of boarding schools, from outside the UK. Contact the school directly or visit their website for more information on Admissions Policy and Procedures.