Pontville School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary & Secondary
Post 16
Special school
PUPILS
138
AGES
5 - 19
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Other independent special school

How Does The School Perform?

4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted report
(12/3/19)
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Black Moss Lane
Ormskirk
L39 4TW
01695578734

School Description

Pontville School is part of the Witherslack group of schools and is located on the outskirts of Ormskirk in Lancashire. The School opened in 1995. ‘Pontville provides a holistic package of education and care for pupils with social communication difficulties.’ The school currently serves over 20 different local authorities. Inspection report: Pontville School, 12–14 March 2019 Page 12 of 15 All pupils have an EHC plan. They are all placed in the school and funded by their local authority. Pontville provides for pupils who have conditions including ASD, Asperger’s syndrome, ADHD and behavioural, emotional and mental health difficulties. In September 2018, a material change inspection was commissioned by the Department for Education (DfE) because the school requested an increase in the number of pupils it is registered for, from 105 to 130. The school opened a 16 to 19 vocational centre, which is based in Skelmersdale in Lancashire, in September 2017. It currently caters for 20 students, as well as pupils from key stage 4. A small number of pupils are educated in the key stage 1 and 2 primary school. Most pupils are in key stages 3 and 4 and are boys. A small number of pupils are from minority ethnic groups. At the time of the inspection, a total of 112 pupils were on roll. The school works with one external provider, Myerscough College.

Pontville School Parent Reviews



95% Parents Recommend This School
Strongly Agree 78% Agree 17% Disagree 2% Strongly Disagree 2% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>78, "agree"=>17, "disagree"=>2, "strongly_disagree"=>2, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 41 responses up to 13-03-2019
Strongly Agree 73% Agree 22% Disagree 2% Strongly Disagree 2% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>73, "agree"=>22, "disagree"=>2, "strongly_disagree"=>2, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 41 responses up to 13-03-2019
Strongly Agree 80% Agree 7% Disagree 7% Strongly Disagree 5% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>80, "agree"=>7, "disagree"=>7, "strongly_disagree"=>5, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 41 responses up to 13-03-2019
Strongly Agree 83% Agree 7% Disagree 5% Strongly Disagree 5% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>83, "agree"=>7, "disagree"=>5, "strongly_disagree"=>5, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 41 responses up to 13-03-2019
Strongly Agree 78% Agree 12% Disagree 2% Strongly Disagree 5% Don't Know 2% {"strongly_agree"=>78, "agree"=>12, "disagree"=>2, "strongly_disagree"=>5, "dont_know"=>2} Figures based on 41 responses up to 13-03-2019
Strongly Agree 61% Agree 17% Disagree 5% Strongly Disagree 5% Don't Know 12% {"strongly_agree"=>61, "agree"=>17, "disagree"=>5, "strongly_disagree"=>5, "dont_know"=>12} Figures based on 41 responses up to 13-03-2019
Strongly Agree 73% Agree 20% Disagree 2% Strongly Disagree 2% Don't Know 2% {"strongly_agree"=>73, "agree"=>20, "disagree"=>2, "strongly_disagree"=>2, "dont_know"=>2} Figures based on 41 responses up to 13-03-2019
Strongly Agree 68% Agree 15% Disagree 2% Strongly Disagree 2% Don't Know 12% {"strongly_agree"=>68, "agree"=>15, "disagree"=>2, "strongly_disagree"=>2, "dont_know"=>12} Figures based on 41 responses up to 13-03-2019
Strongly Agree 85% Agree 7% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 5% Don't Know 2% {"strongly_agree"=>85, "agree"=>7, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>5, "dont_know"=>2} Figures based on 41 responses up to 13-03-2019
Strongly Agree 80% Agree 10% Disagree 5% Strongly Disagree 2% Don't Know 2% {"strongly_agree"=>80, "agree"=>10, "disagree"=>5, "strongly_disagree"=>2, "dont_know"=>2} Figures based on 41 responses up to 13-03-2019
Strongly Agree 76% Agree 17% Disagree 5% Strongly Disagree 2% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>76, "agree"=>17, "disagree"=>5, "strongly_disagree"=>2, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 41 responses up to 13-03-2019
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Strongly Agree 75% Agree 25% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>75, "agree"=>25, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 4 responses up to 13-03-2019
Strongly Agree 75% Agree 25% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>75, "agree"=>25, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 4 responses up to 13-03-2019
Strongly Agree 50% Agree 50% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>50, "agree"=>50, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 4 responses up to 13-03-2019
Strongly Agree 25% Agree 50% Disagree 25% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>25, "agree"=>50, "disagree"=>25, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 4 responses up to 13-03-2019
Strongly Agree 75% Agree 25% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>75, "agree"=>25, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 4 responses up to 13-03-2019

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