Pegasus School

Primary & Secondary
Post 16
Special school

Main Street
DE12 6RS
8 - 19
Other independent special school
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School Description

Pegasus School occupies a former manor house near Swadlincote, Derbyshire. The manor house has been converted for use as a school. Additional teaching space for key stage 4 and post-16 pupils is provided within the extensive grounds of the school. The school is registered to provide full-time education for up to 26 pupils aged eight to 19 years. There are currently 15 secondary-aged pupils on the school roll with complex autism, sensory processing disorder, visual impairment and complex communication needs. All pupils have an education, health and care plan. Pupils’ additional needs include Inspection report: Pegasus School, 19–21 June 2018 Page 8 of 11 attention deficit disorder, pathological demand avoidance, obsessive compulsive disorder and motor coordination difficulties. Some pupils have mental health conditions. The school provides an integrated education programme for key stage 4 and post-16 students. There is no separate sixth form. The school uses the services of another local school, Bladon House, to provide vocational and work-related experience for a small number of post-16 students. This school is also under the proprietorship of the Senad Group. The headteacher was appointed in January 2018. The previous standard inspection of the school was in June 2015. And Inspection report: Pegasus School, 19–21 June 2018 Page 9 of 11 Information about this inspection The inspector observed teaching and learning across the full age range of the school. He scrutinised pupils’ work in a variety of subjects, including externally accredited projects. The inspector held discussions with the proprietor, who also leads the school’s governance arrangements. He discussed all aspects of leadership and management and the implementation of policies with the headteacher, senior leaders and staff. The inspector considered a small number of responses to Ofsted’s online questionnaire and held conversations with a small number of parents, carers and pupils. He also considered response to an inspection questionnaire submitted by 15 members of staff. The inspector scrutinised several school policies, procedures and records to check the school’s compliance with the independent school standards. Inspection team David Young, lead inspector Inspection report: Pegasus School, 19–21 June 2018 Ofsted Inspector Page 10 of 11 Any complaints about the inspection or the report should be made following the procedures set out in the guidance ‘Raising concerns and making a complaint about Ofsted’, which is available from Ofsted’s website: If you would like Ofsted to send you a copy of the guidance, please telephone 0300 123 4234, or email [email protected]

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