Portal House School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
Special school

Sea Street
St Margaret's-At-Cliffe
Dover
CT15 6SS
01304853033
Pupils
75
Ages
11 - 16
Gender
Mixed
Type
Community special school
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Report
(15/5/19)
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3.9:1
NATIONAL AVG. 16.3:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
49.3%
NATIONAL AVG. 13.7%
Persistent Absence
28%
NATIONAL AVG. 16.4%
Free school meals

School Description

Portal House School is a special school that caters for secondary-aged students with behavioural, emotional and social difficulties. A significant proportion of students have underlying complex mental and learning needs, including autism. All students have a statement of special education needs. The Chair of the Governing Body and the vice chair were appointed this year. More than half of students did not join the school in Year 7. A significant proportion of students have gaps in their education because they had not attended school for six months to two years prior to their entry to the school. Although designated as mixed, this school has not had girls on its roll in the last five years. Almost all students are from White British backgrounds. More than twice the proportion of students compared to the national average are supported by the pupil premium. This is additional government funding for children who are looked after or who are known to be eligible for free school meals. A significant number of students are looked after by the local authority. The school does not use alternative provision.

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