The Ryes College
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Post 16
Special school

Pump Farm
Bures Road
CO10 5NA
11 - 18
Other independent special school
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School Description

Pupils were previously taught on two school sites, one at the Aldham School site near Colchester and the other just over the border in Suffolk at Pump Farm School in the village of Assington, near Sudbury. Since September 2016, the school has been solely at Pump Farm, operating under a different unique reference number (115427). The Department for Education (DfE) states that the school is not a new provider, despite Inspection report: The Ryes College and Community, 5–7 December 2017 Page 10 of 13 having a new unique reference number. The Ryes College and Community is a much-smaller-than-average school. It is registered to admit up to 24 pupils in the age range 11 to 19 years; there are currently 14 pupils on roll. The proportion of pupils who come from minority ethnic backgrounds is much lower than found in most schools. There are currently no pupils who speak English as an additional language. The proportion of pupils in care is much higher than average. The school provides education for pupils with social, emotional and mental health needs, including: autistic spectrum conditions, including Asperger’s syndrome; attachment disorders; anxiety; attention deficit hyperactivity disorder; and specific learning difficulties. All pupils have an education, health and care plan and are funded by local authorities. The vast majority of pupils are White British. The building houses an English room where humanities and PSE are also taught, an art room, a science room, a sensory room, a life skills room, and an information and communication technology room. A centre for outdoor education, horticulture, enterprise and animal husbandry is also on site. Pupils are taught from time to time at a range of external providers including Suffolk College, The Colchester Institute, Braintree College, Easton and Otley College, and WS Training. Pupils complete work experience at Eden Rose, Eastern Lodge Gardens, Oak Tree Café and The Bridge Project. The school does not use supply staff. Although registered to admit pupils of sixth-form age, the school does not currently have pupils in the sixth form.

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