The Derwen School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Post 16
Special school

Whittington Road
SY11 3JA
11 - 18
Other independent special school
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School Description

The Derwen School is located in a village near Oswestry. The school is managed by the Bryn Melyn Care Group. The school occupies buildings that were formerly part of the adjacent specialist college of further education. The school consists of several generic classrooms, a multi-purpose dining area, sensory quiet space, first-aid room, kitchen and office/administration area. Pupils have regular Inspection report: The Derwen School, 25–27 June 2019 Page 8 of 11 access to the college’s sports field and swimming pool. The school offers up to 44 places for pupils aged 11 to 18 years, with special educational needs and/or disabilities, and specifically moderate to severe learning difficulties. Current pupils have an EHC plan. Pupils are placed at the school by local authorities, including Telford and Wrekin and Cheshire East. The pre-registration inspection took place in December 2018. The school opened in January 2019. The school admitted its first pupils in April 2019. This is the school’s first standard inspection. The school offers places to post-16 students. At the time of inspection, there were no post-16 students on roll. Consequently, there was insufficient evidence about teaching, learning and assessment, personal development, behaviour and welfare and outcomes for the sixth form. No judgement was made about this aspect of the provision. The school does not make use of alternative providers.

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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.

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