The Avenue Special School

Primary & Secondary
Post 16
Special school
Conwy Close
Tilehurst
Reading
RG30 4BZ
Pupils
153
Ages
2 - 19
Gender
Mixed
Type
Academy - Converter special school
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.06
Ofsted Report
(24/9/19)
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100%
NATIONAL AVG. 92%
Happiness Rating

Ofsted Parent View

5.4:1
NATIONAL AVG. 20.7:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
24.1%
NATIONAL AVG. 8.7%
Persistent Absence
34%
NATIONAL AVG. 21.2%
Pupils first language
not English
52.4%
NATIONAL AVG. 23%
Free school meals

School Description

The Avenue Special School became an academy on 1 September 2011. It is the only school in The Avenue School Special Needs Academy Trust. The Avenue is a special school which caters for pupils from the ages of 2 to 19 years. There was only one pupil on roll in the early years foundation stage at the time of this inspection. There were 16 pupils aged between 16 and 19 years on roll, although these pupils are integrated in the school. The school does not have separate sixth form provision. The Avenue provides for pupils who have moderate or severe learning difficulties. Some pupils have profound and multiple learning difficulties. Many pupils have a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. All pupils have an education, health and care plan. The headteacher was appointed in September 2017 and was not in post at the time of the previous inspection. Inspection report: The Avenue Special School 24–25 September 2019 5 The school has seen an increase in pupil numbers in recent years.

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