Oswaldtwistle White Ash School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
Special school
PUPILS
111
AGES
2 - 11
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Community special school

How Does The School Perform?

Outstanding
NATIONAL AVG. 2.09
Ofsted Inspection
(06/03/2019)
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95%
NATIONAL AVG. 93%
Happiness Rating

Ofsted Parent View

6.8:1
NATIONAL AVG. 19.9:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
40.6%
NATIONAL AVG. 17.7%
Persistent Absence
15.3%
NATIONAL AVG. 22.0%
Pupils first language
not English
41.4%
NATIONAL AVG. 25.9%
Free school meals
Thwaites Road
Oswaldtwistle
Accrington
BB5 4QG
01254235772

School Description

The school provides education for 84 pupils aged between two and 11 years who have a wide range of complex disabilities and special educational needs. All pupils have a statement of special educational needs. There has been a steep rise in pupil numbers since the last inspection. The range of special educational needs includes those with autistic spectrum disorders, moderate learning difficulties, severe, profound and multiple learning difficulties, a few with additional emotional and behavioural difficulties and some with health and medical needs. Over a third of pupils come from minority ethnic backgrounds with a similar percentage speaking English as an additional language. The majority of pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of pupils supported through the pupil premium is well above average. The pupil premium is additional funding for those pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals and those looked after by the local authority. The deputy headteacher is a specialist teacher (in profound and multiple learning difficulties) and local leader in education. Two other senior teachers are also specialist teachers, one for autistic spectrum disorders and one for multi-sensory education. There are strong links with Tor View School which is a National Teaching School. The school regularly partakes in meetings with a group of local primary schools about the early years provision.

Oswaldtwistle White Ash School Parent Reviews



83% Parents Recommend This School
Strongly Agree 78% Agree 17% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 6% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>78, "agree"=>17, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>6, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 18 responses up to 06-03-2019
Strongly Agree 61% Agree 28% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 11% {"strongly_agree"=>61, "agree"=>28, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>11} Figures based on 18 responses up to 06-03-2019
Strongly Agree 72% Agree 17% Disagree 11% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>72, "agree"=>17, "disagree"=>11, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 18 responses up to 06-03-2019
Strongly Agree 67% Agree 22% Disagree 6% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 6% {"strongly_agree"=>67, "agree"=>22, "disagree"=>6, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>6} Figures based on 18 responses up to 06-03-2019
Strongly Agree 72% Agree 17% Disagree 6% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 6% {"strongly_agree"=>72, "agree"=>17, "disagree"=>6, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>6} Figures based on 18 responses up to 06-03-2019
Strongly Agree 50% Agree 33% Disagree 6% Strongly Disagree 6% Don't Know 6% {"strongly_agree"=>50, "agree"=>33, "disagree"=>6, "strongly_disagree"=>6, "dont_know"=>6} Figures based on 18 responses up to 06-03-2019
Strongly Agree 67% Agree 17% Disagree 6% Strongly Disagree 6% Don't Know 6% {"strongly_agree"=>67, "agree"=>17, "disagree"=>6, "strongly_disagree"=>6, "dont_know"=>6} Figures based on 18 responses up to 06-03-2019
Strongly Agree 61% Agree 6% Disagree 11% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 22% {"strongly_agree"=>61, "agree"=>6, "disagree"=>11, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>22} Figures based on 18 responses up to 06-03-2019
Strongly Agree 78% Agree 0% Disagree 6% Strongly Disagree 11% Don't Know 6% {"strongly_agree"=>78, "agree"=>0, "disagree"=>6, "strongly_disagree"=>11, "dont_know"=>6} Figures based on 18 responses up to 06-03-2019
Strongly Agree 61% Agree 22% Disagree 6% Strongly Disagree 11% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>61, "agree"=>22, "disagree"=>6, "strongly_disagree"=>11, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 18 responses up to 06-03-2019
Strongly Agree 72% Agree 17% Disagree 6% Strongly Disagree 6% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>72, "agree"=>17, "disagree"=>6, "strongly_disagree"=>6, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 18 responses up to 06-03-2019
Yes 83% No 17% {"yes"=>83, "no"=>17} Figures based on 18 responses up to 06-03-2019

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