Priory School
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Primary & Secondary
Post 16
Special school
5 - 19
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Pupil/Teacher ratio
Persistent Absence
Pupils first language
not English
Free school meals
Mount Road
Bury St Edmunds
IP32 7BH

School Description

The academy currently provides for pupils and students, aged from eight to 19, with moderate learning difficulties and additional complex needs. Nearly 50% of pupils have autistic spectrum disorder, approximately 15% have Down’s syndrome and a few have severe learning difficulties. Other additional complex needs include communication difficulties, behavioural emotional and social difficulties, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and sensory impairments. All pupils have a statement of special educational needs or an education, health and care plan. Most pupils and students in the sixth form are White British and a very small number speak English as an additional language. An above average proportion of pupils, 36%, are eligible for pupil premium funding, which is additional government funding for those known to be eligible for free school meals and those in the care of the local authority. There is residential provision for up to 23 pupils at any one time. Currently 49 pupils stay part-time between one to four nights per week in residential accommodation. The academy does not make use of any alternative schools or locations to provide education for its pupils. The academy provides a small outreach service for local schools. In September 2013 the current headteacher was appointed and the sixth form opened, with Year 12 students. The academy also admitted its first intake of Year 4 pupils.

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