Peterhouse School
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Primary & Secondary
Post 16
Special school

Preston New Road
5 - 19
Non-maintained special school
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School Description

This is a special school for students with extreme degrees of autism and Asperger’s syndrome. This means that many can display extremely challenging behaviour, severe communication difficulties and, frequently, complex other difficulties and disabilities. The school is administered by the registered charity, Autism Initiatives. The Education Authority of the administering charity is the appropriate authority for this school. (The Education Authority is perfectly happy to be referred to as the governing body for the purpose of reporting.) The school operates on two sites. Many of the sixth-form students, known as further education in school documentation, attend a separate building known to them as ‘college’ some two miles away from the main school. Some students board either part or full time, in two houses both about three miles distant. These are inspected separately from the school. Their reports are available on the Ofsted website. Students are currently placed by 15 local authorities from across the northwest of England. All students have a statement of special educational needs. There are currently 45 boys and six girls. The majority of students are White British. There are 15 students who are looked after children. About a quarter of students are known to be eligible for free school meals. In all, about a third are known to be eligible for the pupil premium, which provides extra funding for looked after children and students known to be eligible for free school meals. This is above the national average for all schools. A new headteacher was appointed in 2011. Other changes since the last inspection include the senior leadership team being expanded to include two deputy headteachers and the appointment of four new teachers.

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