Penny Field School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary & Secondary
Post 16
Special school
2 - 19
Academy special sponsor led

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Requires Improvement
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Pupil/Teacher ratio
Persistent Absence
Pupils first language
not English
Free school meals

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School Description

The North West Specialist Inclusive Learning Centre (NWSILC) is a special school which teaches pupils at seven different sites. All of the pupils are taught by NWSILC teachers and staff, led and managed by the NWSILC interim executive principal, senior leaders and the interim executive board. The three specialist sites are: Green Meadows Primary, Green Meadows Secondary and Post 16, and Penny Field for pupils aged three to 19. The four mainstream sites are: Rawdon St Peters Church of England Primary School; Brudenell Primary School; Allerton High School; and Benton Park School. The school’s size is above average for special schools. There is a high proportion of Inspection report: North West Specialist Inclusive Learning Centre, 23–24 October 2018 Page 9 of 12 disadvantaged pupils for whom the school receives pupil premium funding. All pupils have an education, health and care plan. The pupils’ primary needs range from moderate learning difficulties to those with very complex needs. A significant proportion of pupils have communication needs and/or a diagnosis of autism. Since the time of the last inspection, there have been major staffing changes. Since September 2016, an interim executive principal has been leading the school. The senior leadership team also changed significantly, and new leaders are now in place at the three specialist sites. In addition, the two assistant principals were not in position at the time of the previous inspection.

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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.