The Avenue Special School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary & Secondary
Post 16
Special school
PUPILS
173
AGES
2 - 19
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Academy special converter

How Does The School Perform?

4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(24/9/19)
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93%
NATIONAL AVG. 93%
Happiness Rating

Ofsted Parent View

6.6:1
NATIONAL AVG. 20.7:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
24.8%
NATIONAL AVG. 8.2%
Persistent Absence
36.4%
NATIONAL AVG. 20.9%
Pupils first language
not English
35.9%
NATIONAL AVG. 20.8%
Free school meals
The Avenue Centre, Conwy Close
Tilehurst
Reading
RG30 4BZ
01183389038

School Description

This is an exceptionally friendly school. Pupils told us that the school is ‘calm and happy’. Pupils feel safe. They move sensibly around the building and cheerily greet each other on their way. Teachers make sure that all the classrooms are peaceful environments where pupils can concentrate. Adults want the very best for every pupil. Pupils go out and about every week on interesting visits into the local community and further afield. One group of pupils are excitedly looking forward to a residential visit later this term. All the pupils get a chance to join in with these meaningful experiences. Leaders want pupils to have successful adult lives. They have worked hard to reorganise pupils’ learning so that they can achieve well. New schemes of work in phonics (letters and the sounds they represent) and mathematics are ambitious for pupils to achieve well. However, pupils’ learning is not yet planned precisely enough in these areas. All pupils leave the school and continue their education. Leaders are rightly ambitious for more pupils to leave for employment, wherever possible. Governors know the school inside out but are not using all the information available to them to support leaders and hold them to account.

The Avenue Special School Parent Reviews



93% Parents Recommend This School
Strongly Agree 50% Agree 43% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 7% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>50, "agree"=>43, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>7, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 14 responses up to 30-01-2020
Strongly Agree 50% Agree 36% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 7% Don't Know 7% {"strongly_agree"=>50, "agree"=>36, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>7, "dont_know"=>7} Figures based on 14 responses up to 30-01-2020
Strongly Agree 43% Agree 43% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 7% Don't Know 7% {"strongly_agree"=>43, "agree"=>43, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>7, "dont_know"=>7} Figures based on 14 responses up to 30-01-2020
My Child Has Not Been Bullied 50% Strongly Agree 7% Agree 14% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 7% Don't Know 21% {"my_child_has_not_been_bullied"=>50, "strongly_agree"=>7, "agree"=>14, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>7, "dont_know"=>21} Figures based on 14 responses up to 30-01-2020
Strongly Agree 36% Agree 43% Disagree 7% Strongly Disagree 7% Don't Know 7% {"strongly_agree"=>36, "agree"=>43, "disagree"=>7, "strongly_disagree"=>7, "dont_know"=>7} Figures based on 14 responses up to 30-01-2020
I Have Not Raised Any Concerns 21% Strongly Agree 36% Agree 36% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 7% Don't Know 0% {"i_have_not_raised_any_concerns"=>21, "strongly_agree"=>36, "agree"=>36, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>7, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 14 responses up to 30-01-2020
Strongly Agree 50% Agree 43% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 7% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>50, "agree"=>43, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>7, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 14 responses up to 30-01-2020
Strongly Agree 14% Agree 43% Disagree 21% Strongly Disagree 7% Don't Know 14% {"strongly_agree"=>14, "agree"=>43, "disagree"=>21, "strongly_disagree"=>7, "dont_know"=>14} Figures based on 14 responses up to 30-01-2020
Strongly Agree 29% Agree 57% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 7% Don't Know 7% {"strongly_agree"=>29, "agree"=>57, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>7, "dont_know"=>7} Figures based on 14 responses up to 30-01-2020
Strongly Agree 64% Agree 29% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 7% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>64, "agree"=>29, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>7, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 14 responses up to 30-01-2020
Strongly Agree 36% Agree 36% Disagree 14% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 14% {"strongly_agree"=>36, "agree"=>36, "disagree"=>14, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>14} Figures based on 14 responses up to 30-01-2020
Strongly Agree 36% Agree 57% Disagree 7% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>36, "agree"=>57, "disagree"=>7, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 14 responses up to 30-01-2020
Strongly Agree 50% Agree 36% Disagree 14% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>50, "agree"=>36, "disagree"=>14, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 14 responses up to 30-01-2020
Yes 93% No 7% {"yes"=>93, "no"=>7} Figures based on 14 responses up to 30-01-2020

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