Ravenshall School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary & Secondary
Post 16
Special school

Ravensthorpe Road
Thornhill Lees
Dewsbury
WF12 9EE
01924456811
Pupils
191
Ages
5 - 19
Gender
Mixed
Type
Community special school
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.06
Ofsted Report
(13/2/19)
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100%
NATIONAL AVG. 92%
Happiness Rating

Ofsted Parent View

6.9:1
NATIONAL AVG. 20.7:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
26.9%
NATIONAL AVG. 8.7%
Persistent Absence
34%
NATIONAL AVG. 21.2%
Pupils first language
not English
55.7%
NATIONAL AVG. 23%
Free school meals

School Description

Ravenshall School is an all-age special school for children and young people with complex learning difficulties. Most pupils have additional speech, language and communication difficulties; some pupils have additional needs such as autism. All pupils have an education, health and care plan. Since the last full inspection, the school has opened a sixth form for those pupils who are not ready to move on to continuing education, employment or training. The proportion of pupils supported through the pupil premium (additional funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and those looked after by the local authority) is much higher than the national average. Inspection report: Ravenshall School, 12–13 February 2019 Page 11 of 14 Although the school provides for pupils aged 5–19 years, most pupils are in the secondary department. A small number of pupils stay at school at the end of key stage 4 and transfer to the school’s sixth form. Boys outnumber girls, and the proportion of pupils from minority ethnic groups and pupils who speak English as an additional language is above the national average. Ravenshall School is a national support school. Staff and governors provide support to other schools in the local authority and the wider region. The headteacher and two middle leaders are leaders of education. Two governors are national leaders of governance. The school has a wide range of awards and accreditations, including the gold standard for Investors in People, which recognises the quality of its work and commitment to its employees.

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