Stepping Stones School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Post 16
Special school
12 - 18
Other independent special school

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Mortimer House
17 Victoria Road
B79 7HS

School Description

Building positive relationships between staff and pupils is the hallmark of this school. Staff consider it a privilege to work with the pupils. They greet pupils warmly at the start of each day. Pupils appreciate the warm welcome. Parents also value the positive relationships that exist between staff and pupils. The school’s main aim is to re-engage pupils with their learning. Leaders and staff work well together to build pupils’ self-esteem, raise their confidence and improve their social skills. The homely feel of the school supports this. The proprietor’s vision for the school is that it is ‘a place to rebuild confidence and to maximise learning’. Leaders and staff share this vision. However, there is more work to do to make sure that the quality of education improves. In some subjects, the curriculum needs to be developed and the teaching of early reading needs to improve. There is a calm atmosphere around the school. School leaders have introduced ‘AABLE’ (attendance, attitude, behaviour, learning and effort) points to reward pupils for their work and behaviour. This encourages pupils to behave well. Incidents of bullying are not common. Pupils have confidence in staff to resolve any issues straight away.

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Stepping Stones School Catchment Area Map

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.