Shaftesbury High School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Post 16
Special school

Headstone Lane
11 - 19
Community special school
4 1 1 2 3 4
Ofsted Inspection
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Happiness Rating

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Pupil/Teacher ratio
Persistent Absence
Pupils first language
not English
Free school meals
Pupils with SEN support

School Description

We spoke to many pupils, who all told us they like coming to this school. Teachers and pupils get on well together. Pupils behave very well. They told us they feel safe at school and do not worry about being bullied because it rarely happens. If they are concerned about anything, they say they can talk to staff who will help them. Students in the sixth form support each other really well and told us they enjoy their time at school. Leaders have developed an ambitious new approach to what pupils study at the school, which involves core lessons and project lessons. The core lessons focus on subjects. The project lessons are community-focused projects which look to develop pupils’ job-related skills and their ability to lead independent lives in the future. This approach supports pupils to gain qualifications and prepares them well for college or work. Leaders tailor what pupils study to their individual needs. Pupils are enthusiastic about the daily project lessons. They are thoroughly motivated by work that enables them to help different communities. Projects include coaching sports at a local primary school and making equipment for a new playground for children with special educational needs and/or disabilities. These projects help them develop important skills for work and their future lives. They use the knowledge and understanding that they learn in English, mathematics and information and communication technology (ICT) lessons. Staff have high expectations for every pupil and make sure that each one is well prepared for life beyond school.

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