North Ridge Community School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary & Secondary
Post 16
Special school
3 - 19
Academy special converter

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Requires Improvement
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Persistent Absence
Pupils first language
not English
Free school meals

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Tenter Balk Lane

School Description

North Ridge Community School is an all-age special school for children and young people with severe learning difficulties. All have an education, health and care plan. As a result of the local authority’s concerns about the leadership and management of school, the governors were replaced with an interim executive board with effect from the beginning of the autumn term. At the same time, the headteachers of two local special schools were appointed as interim executive headteachers. The executive headteachers had been in post for four weeks at the time of the inspection. Since the last full inspection, the school had a one-day monitoring inspection by an Inspection report: North Ridge Community School, 2–3 October 2018 Page 11 of 14 HMI in October 2016. A number of priorities for improvement were identified. The proportion of pupils supported through the pupil premium (additional funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and those looked after by the local authority) is much higher than the national average. Most pupils are from White British backgrounds. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic groups and those whose first language is not English is below the national average. The school does not meet requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. The website does not include detailed information about the impact of additional funding in improving the progress of disadvantaged pupils, increasing the participation of primary-aged pupils in PE and sports and the progress of Year 7 pupils who need extra help in English and mathematics. The website does not include information about examination and assessment results and links to the school and college performance tables service.

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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.