The Belsteads School

Primary & Secondary
Special school

Back Lane
Little Waltham
10 - 16
Other independent special school
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School Description

The school opened in April 2017, offering provision for pupils with severe or moderate learning difficulties, autistic spectrum disorder and the associated challenging behaviour. Most pupils have experienced significant periods of disruption to their education prior to joining the school. A new headteacher took up her post September 2019. This is the third headteacher since the school opened. The headteacher reports to the proprietor and board of governors. The board was established in January 2019. The school provides education for up to 18 pupils aged 10 to 16 years. Admission to the school is through local authority referrals. All pupils have an education, health and care plan. At its first inspection in March 2018, the school was judged to be inadequate. The proprietor did not ensure that all the independent school standards were met. Following the inspection, the school was issued with a notice to improve by the Department for Education. The school’s action plan was evaluated by Ofsted on 30 May 2018 and judged to be unacceptable. A progress monitoring inspection in September 2018, conducted without notice, judged that the school met all previously unmet standards. The school does not use alternative provision.

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