The Pioneer School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary & Secondary
Post 16
Special school

Ghyllgrove
Basildon
SS14 2LA
01268243300
Pupils
149
Ages
3 - 19
Gender
Mixed
Type
Academy special converter
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Report
(30/4/19)
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98%
NATIONAL AVG. 92%
Happiness Rating

Ofsted Parent View

6.9:1
NATIONAL AVG. 20.7:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
36.4%
NATIONAL AVG. 8.2%
Persistent Absence
6.1%
NATIONAL AVG. 21.2%
Pupils first language
not English
27%
NATIONAL AVG. 16.8%
Free school meals
2.7%
NATIONAL AVG. 12.6%
Pupils with SEN support

School Description

Pioneer School is a large special school for pupils with profound, severe and complex learning difficulties. A large proportion have autism spectrum disorder. All pupils have an education, health and care (EHC) plan. The local authority refers pupils to the school. Many pupils have complex health needs that require long periods in hospitals. The school converted to Academies Enterprise Trust (AET) in June 2012. The principal commenced her leadership post in 2016. Governance at school level is through local governing boards. The board is led by an experienced education professional. The Pioneer School has a joint local governing board with another special school within the trust. The board of trustees are Inspection report: The Pioneer School, 30 April–1 May 2019 Page 10 of 13 responsible for setting and monitoring strategic objectives. Approximately two thirds of pupils are boys. A large majority of pupils are of White British origin. The proportion of pupils eligible for pupil premium funding is above the national average at 34%.

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This school is an academy and does not conform to the general school admission criteria set down by the Local Education Authority.


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