St Martins School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Post 16
Special school
11 - 19
Academy special converter

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Happiness Rating
Persistent Absence
Pupils first language
not English
Free school meals

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The Derwent Campus
Bracknell Drive
DE24 0BT

School Description

The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. St Martins is a secondary special school for pupils who have a wide range of special educational needs. These include moderate learning difficulties, severe learning difficulties, speech, language and communication needs, and social, emotional and mental health difficulties. A few pupils have physical difficulties. The increasing number of pupils with autistic spectrum disorder and complex needs are taught in the department known as Galaxy for a substantial part of their timetable. The vast majority of post-16 students are taught at the school’s provision known as Horizons, which is situated in the city centre. Students’ learning is centred on work Inspection report: St Martins School, 6–7 June 2017 Page 8 of 11 skills, work placements, functional skills and enterprise training. The school works with Derby College and the alternative provider, Junction 16, to provide practical experiences and a range of accreditation. All pupils are supported by a statement of special educational needs or an education, health and care plan. The school is located on the Derwent Campus, on the edge of Derby City, alongside a mainstream secondary academy. St Martins has very recently benefited from the addition of its own new reception area, enabling easy access and egress and providing a sense of ownership for staff and pupils. Over half of the pupils are eligible for the pupil premium funding. The school is a teaching school and founder member of the Derby Teaching Schools Alliance, and the headteacher is a national leader of education (NLE). The school benefits from collaboration within the alliance and provides support to mainstream and special schools.

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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.