The Centre School

Secondary
Special school
High Street
Cottenham
Cambridge
CB24 8UA
01954288789
Pupils
68
Ages
11 - 16
Gender
Mixed
Type
Academy - Converter special school
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.06
Ofsted Report
(26/1/17)
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70%
NATIONAL AVG. 87%
Happiness Rating
12.8:1
NATIONAL AVG. 16.3:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
56.1%
NATIONAL AVG. 13.9%
Persistent Absence
79.1%
NATIONAL AVG. 27.7%
Free school meals

School Description

The school is located on the same site as Cottenham Village College. The two schools are federated and have a joint governing body. In September 2011 they gained academy status. The executive headteacher is the head of the Academy i.e. the two schools, the head of the Centre School is also a deputy head teacher of the Academy. There is a strong partnership between the two schools in terms of professional development and the sharing of good practice. The Centre School provides for up to 50 students across Cambridgeshire who have a statement of special educational needs mainly for their behavioural, social and emotional difficulties. At the time of the inspection there were 48 students on roll, only four of whom were girls. Students often join the school at older ages and at any time during the school year. Some have been out of school for extended periods of time. Some students in Key Stage 4 take work-related courses at The Phoenix Centre in Cambridge. The majority of students are of White British heritage. A larger proportion of students than average are known to be eligible for the pupil premium. This is additional funding provided by the government to support the achievement of particular groups of students at risk of underachieving.

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