Marchbank Free School
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Special school

Mowden Hall
Barnes Road
5 - 11
Free schools special
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School Description

Marchbank is smaller than the average school providing primary education and specialist support to pupils who have social, emotional and mental health difficulties. Approximately 17% of pupils have autism spectrum disorder. A small proportion of pupils have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and some pupils have pathological demand avoidance (PDA). All pupils attending the school have an education, health and care (EHC) plan or are being assessed for one. Most pupils are from White British backgrounds, with a small number of pupils from a range of mixed heritage. The proportion of pupils who are disadvantaged, and who are eligible for support through pupil premium funding, is much higher than the national average. In the 12 months preceding this inspection, the school has had three different Inspection report: Marchbank Free School, 9–10 July 2019 Page 9 of 12 principals, one of whom was an interim, and has experienced significant turbulence to staffing through absence and resignations. The current principal was on sickness absence at the time of the inspection. The principal and assistant principal from Beaumont Hill Academy were providing on-site interim leadership support to the school at the time of the inspection. This had commenced four working days prior to the start of the inspection. Since May 2019, a group of seven pupils have relocated to Beaumont Hill Academy. They are taught by staff from Marchbank and remain on the roll of the school. There are no pupils aged five currently on the roll of the school. The school is undergoing repairs to the building and is clad in scaffolding. This has reduced pupils’ access to outside space and play facilities for much of the current year. The school is part of The Education Village Academy Trust. The trust delegates the governance oversight of the academy to the education standards committee.

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