The Valley School

Secondary
Special school
Valley Way
Stevenage
SG2 9AB
01438747274
Pupils
142
Ages
11 - 16
Gender
Mixed
Type
Community special school
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.06
Ofsted Report
(24/1/18)
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84%
NATIONAL AVG. 87%
Happiness Rating

Ofsted Parent View

7.1:1
NATIONAL AVG. 16.3:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
28.9%
NATIONAL AVG. 13.9%
Persistent Absence
5%
NATIONAL AVG. 16.9%
Pupils first language
not English
54.2%
NATIONAL AVG. 27.7%
Free school meals

School Description

The school has recently been re-designated as a school for students with learning difficulties, autistic spectrum disorders and speech, language and communication difficulties. All students have a statement of special educational needs and most of the students are of White British origin. The proportion of students from minority ethnic groups is above average, with the proportion for whom English is an additional language being average. The proportion of students entering the school with additional special educational needs is increasing. The proportion of students known to be eligible for free school meals and the pupil premium, additional government funding, is above average. The school does not receive any money from the government’s Year 7 catch-up funding. A number of Year 11 students attend North Hertfordshire College on a range of courses.

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