The Parkside School

Primary & Secondary
Post 16
Special school
College Road
7 - 17
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This special school for pupils with complex needs is based on two sites approximately three miles apart in Norwich. Almost all pupils are based at the College Road site, whilst the new provision for Year 12 students, which can accommodate up to 10 students, is based in newly developed accommodation on the site of a local mainstream school, The Hewett School. The school is a specialist special school (communication and interaction) and provides support to neighbouring schools and the communities linked to these. It has trust status, supported by the Parkside Community Trust. Trust partners include NHS Norfolk, Asperger East Anglia, Barnardos, the City College, The Hewett School and the local authority. All students have a statement of special educational needs, usually for learning difficulties and linked speech, language or communication needs. The large majority have one or more additional needs such as behavioural, social and emotional needs, dyslexia, autistic spectrum disorder or medical needs. A very high proportion of pupils are known to be eligible for pupil premium. The proportion in the care of the local authority is high. The very large majority of pupils are White British with very few from other ethnic backgrounds or who speak English as an additional language. The school runs a range of clubs, including breakfast and after-school clubs, residential opportunities and a summer school to provide extended opportunities for its pupils.

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