Samuel Laycock School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
Post 16
Special school
PUPILS
211
AGES
11 - 17
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Academy special sponsor led

How Does The School Perform?

Inadequate
NATIONAL AVG. 2.09
Ofsted Inspection
(22/06/2021)
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8.4:1
NATIONAL AVG. 16.3:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
26.9%
NATIONAL AVG. 27.7%
Persistent Absence
1.9%
NATIONAL AVG. 18.1%
Pupils first language
not English
52.1%
NATIONAL AVG. 27.1%
Free school meals

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Broadoak Road
Ashton-Under-Lyne
OL6 8RF
01613441992

School Description

Pupils do not achieve well at this school. The expectations that leaders and staff set for pupils are too low. As a result, pupils do not have opportunities to achieve qualifications that are relevant for their abilities or aspirations. Pupils’ education has been disrupted because of significant changes in staffing and leadership. Recent improvements are starting to make sure that pupils get a better deal. That said, many pupils have considerable ground to make up. They are not well prepared for the next stage of their education, employment or training. In contrast, pupils’ personal development, their behaviour and their attitudes to learning have not faltered during the recent turbulent times. In part, this is due the close attention that staff pay to this aspect of pupils’ needs. Pupils enjoy coming to school. They feel cared for and protected. Pupils treat each other equally and with respect. Staff support them well to manage their own behaviour. Pupils told inspectors that they are safe from bullying because staff intervene before issues escalate. Pupils’ independence and social skills are well developed. They listen to the views of others and debate issues with consideration and humour, such as in their discussion topic ‘Is a hot dog a sandwich?’ All pupils access learning that focuses on independence and preparation for life skills. This includes future career options.

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This school is an academy and does not conform to the general school admission criteria set down by the Local Education Authority.