Side By Side School

Primary & Secondary
Post 16
Special school

9 Big Hill
E5 9HH
2 - 19
Other independent special school
4 1 1 2 3 4
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School Description

Side By Side School is an independent special day school serving the Jewish community in North London. Pupils experience a wide range of difficulties, ranging from profound and multiple to moderate learning difficulties. Many have additional complex medical needs. Pupils with education, health and care plans currently stay on roll to the age of 16 or 19. However, the school does not offer separate sixth-form provision. Those without SEN and/or disabilities move into mainstream education prior to their fifth birthday. Children in the Nursery Year attend full time and are taught ‘side by side’, regardless of their ability Inspection report: Side By Side School, 6–8 March 2018 Page 7 of 10 or needs. Pupils come from a range of ethnic backgrounds. A small proportion of pupils speak English as an additional language. Some are bilingual, speaking English and Yiddish, or English and Hebrew, at home. Most pupils are from an Orthodox Jewish background. The school is currently operating outside its registration agreement. This is because its registered maximum capacity with the DfE is 80. There are currently 89 pupils on roll. The school’s trustees have purchased new premises. They plan, depending on gaining the relevant planning permissions and the duration of building works, to relocate the school to these premises in 2019. The school makes no use of alternative provision. The school’s last full standard inspection was in December 2014.

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