The Springfields Academy
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary & Secondary
Post 16
Special school

Curzon Street
Calne
SN11 0DS
01249814125
Pupils
145
Ages
5 - 19
Gender
Mixed
Type
Academy - Sponsor led special school
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.06
Ofsted Report
(18/5/16)
View Report - All Reports

Special schools provide a unique and distinctive educational environment to meet the needs of the pupils in their community. Undertaking standard tests may not be appropriate and we do not show performance data for special schools.

View exam results via the link below and contact the school to ask about measuring pupil progress.

A Parent's Guide to Choosing a Special School

FREE DOWNLOAD

62%
NATIONAL AVG. 92%
Happiness Rating
40.4%
NATIONAL AVG. 8.7%
Persistent Absence
1%
NATIONAL AVG. 21.2%
Pupils first language
not English
48.3%
NATIONAL AVG. 23%
Free school meals

School Description

Springfields Academy is set in a small rural town in Wiltshire. The school offers day and residential provision for pupils with social and emotional difficulties and/or high-functioning autistic spectrum disorders who have the potential to access the primary or secondary school curriculum. All pupils have a statement of special educational needs or an education, health and care plan. Springfields provides residential accommodation on the school site. All residential pupils return home at weekends and during school holidays. The proportions of residential and day pupils are almost evenly balanced with a small majority residential. The majority of pupils are boys. Five per cent of pupils are girls. The proportion of pupils supported by the pupil premium is well above the national average. (The pupil premium is additional government funding for pupils entitled to receive free school meals and those looked after by their local authority.) A small minority of pupils come from ethnic minority groups. No current pupils speak English as an additional language. Some Years 10 and 11 pupils attend part time at Wiltshire College, including the Lackham campus, supported by school staff. The previous integrated inspection at Springfields was in February 2013 when the school was judged to be outstanding. The previous inspection of the residential provision was in September 2015 when this was judged to be inadequate. Inspection report: The Springfields Academy, 16–18 May 2016 Page 9 of 11 Information about this inspection Inspectors observed teaching throughout the school, including observations with senior leaders. Pupils’ work was examined during observations. Inspectors visited the residential accommodation during and after the school day to observe the provision and speak with pupils and staff. Meetings were held with senior leaders, other staff and governors. A telephone conversation was held with a representative of Wiltshire local authority and with a member of staff at the Lackham campus of Wiltshire College. Inspectors considered information received from other local authorities by email. Parents’ views were considered through the 28 responses to Parent View. Inspectors considered email messages from parents sent directly to Ofsted during the inspection, met with some parents and talked with others on the telephone. Pupils’ views were considered in three meetings and through pupils’ conversations with inspectors around the school. The views of staff were analysed through the 38 responses to Ofsted’s online staff survey. A range of documents were examined, including leaders’ evaluation of the school’s effectiveness and the school’s improvement planning, school policies, records of leaders’ checks on teaching, information about the curriculum and pupils’ achievement, and governing body minutes. Inspectors also analysed documents relating to the care and welfare of pupils, including risk assessments and care plans, and records relating to medical care, behaviour incidents, physical interventions, and pupils’ attendance and exclusions. Inspectors scrutinised the school’s central record of checks made on staff and considered leaders’ responses to parents’ complaints.

The Springfields Academy Catchment Area Map

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


The Springfields Academy Reviews

There are currently no reviews - be the first to leave one!
Your rating:
 Receive updates and School Guide's A* newsletter
  • Do explain who you are and your relationship to the school e.g. ‘I am a parent…’
  • Do back up your opinion with examples or clear reasons but, remember, it’s your opinion not fact.
  • Don’t use bad or aggressive language.
  • Don't go in to detail about specific staff or pupils. Individual complaints should be directed to the school.
  • Do go to the relevant authority is you have concerns about a serious issue such as bullying, drug abuse or bad management.
To see the full fair review guidelines or help if you have serious concerns about a school, go here.
  1. Select a star rating.
  2. Write your review.
  3. Enter your email address. This will never appear next to your review. You’ll have the chance to select your display name shortly.
  4. Press submit and your review will be sent to our team of moderation Prefects.
  5. Check your Inbox to complete registration and select your display name. You can edit or delete your review at any time.
We respect your privacy and never share your email address with the reviewed school or any third parties.
Please see our T&Cs and Privacy Policy for details of how we treat registered emails with TLC.
School Noticeboard
This school doesn't have a noticeboard on our site. Check back soon!

If you are a representative of this school register your details to sign up for a free noticeboard.

Registered users can add photos, news and download your school’s Certificate of Excellence 2020/21.

If you would like to register for a different school, click here

Do you represent
The Springfields Academy?

Register to add photos, news and download your Certificate of Excellence 2020/21

*Official school administrator email addresses

(eg [email protected]). Details will be verified.

Questions? Email [email protected]

We're here to help your school to add information for parents.

Thank you for registering your details

A member of the School Guide team will verify your details within 2 working days and provide further detailed instructions for setting up your School Noticeboard.

For any questions please email [email protected]

Looking for a tutor near The Springfields Academy?


Show Local Tutors