Rossendale School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary & Secondary
Post 16
Special school

Bamford Road
Ramsbottom
Bury
BL0 0RT
01706822779
Pupils
91
Ages
7 - 18
Gender
Mixed
Type
Other independent special school
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted report
(10/10/17)
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School Description

Rossendale School is an independent day and residential special school for pupils aged seven to 18 years. The school is situated in a rural environment and has a separate sixth-form provision in a nearby town, close to the school’s residential provisions. The residential provision is spread between two sites away from the school. The accommodation consists of single bedrooms and each house offers communal areas for eating, studying and relaxing. The school opened in May 1989 as a school for pupils with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties and has evolved to meet the needs of young people with learning difficulties associated with autistic spectrum disorder. Prior to starting at Rossendale School, pupils have a history of severe disruption to their education, caused primarily by poor attendance, challenging behaviour or extremely withdrawn and isolating behaviour. The school provides both day and residential provision for boys and girls from a variety of local authorities in the north west of England. Residential provision may be weekly or for shorter periods determined in discussion with the school. All the pupils and students have a statement of special educational needs or an education, health and care plan. The school provides a therapeutic approach to meet the educational, social and emotional needs of the pupils and accesses a wide range of external agencies to meet the needs of the pupils. The school has more boys than girls. The school does not use any alternative provision. The school accesses Manchester College and local colleges as appropriate for sixth-form students. The school is an active member of the National Association for Special Schools (NASS) and Engage. Its last full integrated inspection was in September 2014. The last inspection of residential provision was in February 2017.

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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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