Social Arts for Education
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Post 16
Special school
11 - 19
Other independent special school

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Pupils with SEN support
253 Eltham High Street

School Description

Staff understand pupils’ social and emotional needs exceptionally well. They design ambitious pastoral support and academic programmes for every pupil. This dual approach enables pupils to regain confidence in their ability to achieve well. Pupils build their self-esteem and learn effectively. The school has a calm and purposeful atmosphere throughout the day. Pupils help each other and work diligently with teachers and support staff. Pupils’ behaviour is excellent. Pupils said that they feel safe and that bullying is unheard of. Adults care for pupils well. Pupils know that adults would deal with any problems, should they arise. All parents and carers who responded to Ofsted’s questionnaire expressed gratitude and praise for the school’s work in taking care of their children. Leaders make sure that the curriculum prepares pupils well for adult life. The development of pupils’ social skills is prioritised. In English, for example, teachers help pupils to reflect on characters' motivations, emotions and feelings. Pupils enjoy the many opportunities to debate ethical issues. These encourage pupils to consider their own values as well as the views of others. Leaders also provide pupils with many well-planned enrichment activities. For instance, before the first national lockdown, pupils ran a restaurant for a day. They cooked the food together and served customers.

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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.