Progress Schools Ltd
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Special school

7 Victoria Place
13 - 16
Other independent special school
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School Description

Progress Schools Limited is a national organisation with independent secondary schools based across England. The Carlisle school is registered for up to 40 male and female pupils aged 13 to 16. Pupils are referred from local secondary schools or Cumbria local authority. There are currently 21 pupils on roll. Nine pupils are registered solely with Progress Schools, Carlisle. The rest of the pupils are dual registered with mainstream local schools or the Gillford Centre pupil referral unit. Most of the dual registered pupils attend full Inspection report: Progress Schools – Carlisle, 26–28 February 2019 Page 9 of 12 time. Four of the dual registered pupils attend part time and spend the rest of the week at mainstream schools. Cohorts are changeable as pupils join the school at various times during the year from the age of 13 years. Most pupils stay for short periods of time; a minority attend full time up to three years. Many pupils have gaps in their knowledge due to disrupted education previously. Currently, 5% of pupils have an education, health and care plan and 25% are in receipt of support for their special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). A small proportion of pupils are in the care of local authorities. The vast majority of pupils are White British. The school was judged to be good at the last standard inspection in July 2016. An unannounced inspection was carried out in May 2017 at the request of the registration authority for independent schools following concerns about safeguarding. There were unmet standards at that inspection. The school met all of the independent school standards that were checked during the progress monitoring inspection in December 2017. Two pupils attend alternative provision where they learn vocational skills for one or two days a week. These are Susan’s Farm and Railway Gardens.

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This school is independently managed and its admission criteria may be selective. There is no set catchment area as pupils are admitted from a wide variety of postcodes and, in the case of boarding schools, from outside the UK. Contact the school directly or visit their website for more information on Admissions Policy and Procedures.

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