Mount Tamar School
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Primary & Secondary
Special school

Row Lane
Higher St Budeaux
4 - 16
Community special school
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School Description

The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. Mount Tamar is a residential special school, maintained by Plymouth City Council. The school caters for pupils aged from five to 16 who have complex needs, including autism, and severe emotional, social and mental health difficulties. There are currently no children in the early years in the school. The school has recently refurbished the residential accommodation. During the refurbishment, no pupils were resident in this setting. The residential setting currently Inspection report: Mount Tamar School, 13–14 July 2017 Page 10 of 13 caters for 13 pupils who attend the school. The majority of the pupils are White British and there are significantly more boys than girls. There are currently 101 pupils on roll. All pupils have a statement of special educational needs or an education, health and care plan. The school is based on its main site in Row Lane. The school also operates six off-site ‘Aspire’ centres in the City of Plymouth. These centres provide education for pupils with a history of poor attendance or complex social, emotional and mental health needs. One of these off-site settings is a farm where pupils go to learn land management skills. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for support through the pupil premium is above average. This is additional government funding provided for those pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals or who are looked after by the local authority. The school was previously inspected in March 2015. At this time, the overall effectiveness was judged to require improvement. The subsequent monitoring inspection in July 2015 found that leaders were taking effective action to tackle the areas requiring improvement at the previous inspection. The most recent inspection of the school’s residential provision took place in January 2016, when the overall experiences and progress of children and young people were found to be good.

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