Medeshamstede Academy
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary & Secondary
Special school

This school has 1 parent review

Reeves Way
4 - 16
Free schools special
4 1 1 2 3 4
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Pupil/Teacher ratio
Persistent Absence
Pupils first language
not English
Free school meals

School Description

The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. The school complies with Department for Education guidance on what academies should publish. Inspectors were aware during this inspection that serious allegations of a child protection nature were being investigated by the appropriate authorities. While Ofsted does not have the power to investigate allegations of this kind, actions taken by the school in response to the allegations were considered alongside the other evidence available at the time of the inspection to inform inspectors’ judgements. Since the last inspection, the academy trust has changed its name from Greenwood Inspection report: City of Peterborough Academy, Special School, 14–15 September 2017 Page 10 of 13 Dale Foundation Trust to Greenwood Academy Trust. The trust remains responsible for governance and statutory responsibilities but also provides non-statutory challenge and support through the school’s advisory council, which is made up of a group of parents and members of the community. A new executive principal and a new head of school were appointed in September 2017 following the resignation of the previous headteacher. The school currently caters for pupils from Year 1 to Year 11. There are no children in the Reception Year. All pupils have an education, health and care plan due to autistic spectrum disorder. There has been a steady increase in the proportion of low-attaining pupils who have autistic spectrum disorder, many of whom are non-verbal, referred to the school since the previous inspection. Approximately half of all pupils receive support through the pupil premium funding, including a very small number of pupils who are looked after by their local authority.

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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.

Medeshamstede Academy Reviews

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“Would give no stars if I could”
This school has re-branded from being named City of Peterborough Academy Special School. Awful experience for my son who was very academically able but the school failed to integrate him into the mainstream secondary school next door. In my opinion, my son has paid the price of poor management . My son now now has a formal diagnosis of PTSD and I believe this was caused by the school.
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