St John's Catholic Specialist School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary & Secondary
Post 16
Special school
PUPILS
56
AGES
3 - 19
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Non-maintained special school

How Does The School Perform?

4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(11/2/20)
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97%
NATIONAL AVG. 92%
Happiness Rating

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Small Data Set
NATIONAL AVG. 8.2%
Persistent Absence
12.5%
NATIONAL AVG. 21.2%
Pupils first language
not English
20.7%
NATIONAL AVG. 16.8%
Free school meals
Church Street
Boston Spa
Wetherby
LS23 6DF
01937842144

School Description

This is a happy school with a great ethos. The school’s mission statement sums up this ethos well: ‘Every voice is heard. Every voice is celebrated.’ Pupils with a range of special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) are welcomed with open arms by caring staff. Pupils like coming to school. They say they enjoy being with their friends and feel safe. The school places great emphasis on pupils’ personal development. Many pupils arrive with limited language and complex social and emotional needs. Staff nurture pupils’ confidence and promote their independence well. Pupils and staff enjoy their Pilates classes and stress-busting art activities. Pupils enjoy excellent relationships with staff. The school has a comprehensive bullying policy and keeps a close eye on any problems. If issues do arise, staff address these quickly and provide support. However, the quality of education is not yet good. The knowledge and skills that leaders intend for pupils to learn have not been thought through enough in some subjects. Several subject areas lack a clear rationale and plan for exactly what will be taught and when it will be taught. There is scope for the teaching of early reading to develop further.

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