Pontville School Independent Inspectorate Report
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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.
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