St Nicholas School

Primary
Special school
Reedham Drive
Purley
CR8 4DS
02086604861
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Pupils
139
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Ages
4 - 11
Gender
Gender
Mixed
Building
Type
Community special school
Mr ofsted
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.04
Ofsted Report
(6/6/17)
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St Nicholas is a larger than average special school, in which a large majority of pupils are boys. There are just a few children in the Early Years Foundation Stage. A tiny proportion of pupils are children who are looked after by the local authority. Predominantly, the school caters for pupils with moderate learning difficulties, speech and communication difficulties and autism. All pupils have a statement of special educational needs. Two of the three senior leaders, including the headteacher, have been appointed to their current post since 2012. The school receives additional government funding, pupil premium, for nearly half of its pupils, which is high compared with the national average. This is additional funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and or who are looked after by the local authority. Pupils come from a wide range of ethnic backgrounds, with White British being the predominant group. A small number of pupils speak English as an additional language. All pupils have regular opportunities to work with pupils from Beaumont Primary School, which is next door to St Nicholas. There has been a high turnover of staff since 2012. Almost half of the class teachers have joined the school since then. The school provides an outreach service to local primary schools.

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