The Young People's Academy
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Special school
11 - 16
Academy special sponsor led

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Pupil/Teacher ratio
Persistent Absence
Pupils first language
not English
Free school meals
Falling Lane
West Drayton

School Description

The school caters for pupils who have severe and often complex SEN and/or disabilities, primarily related to social, emotional and mental health needs. A small proportion of pupils also have a diagnosis of communication and interaction difficulties, including autism. Almost all pupils have an education, health and care plan or a statement of special educational needs. The school does not make use of alternative provision. The proportion of pupils eligible for the pupil premium funding is well above the national average. The school opened in April 2015 as a sponsor-led academy within the Orchard Hill College Academy Trust (OHCAT). The trust operates a number of schools which cater for pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities. The executive principal also leads The Skills Hub, which is a local alternative provision within the OHCAT trust. Inspection report: The Young People’s Academy, 21–22 March 2018 Page 9 of 11 Information about this inspection In order to evaluate the school’s effectiveness, inspectors held meetings with the senior leadership team, members of the local governing body and representatives from the OHCAT trust. Inspectors also reviewed a range of documentation related to safeguarding, the curriculum and pupils’ outcomes, including information on pupils’ attendance and behaviour. Together with senior leaders, inspectors visited classrooms across the school as well as the school’s off-site provision for mechanics and physical education. Inspectors also reviewed work in pupils’ books with senior leaders. Inspectors observed pupils’ behaviour and conduct during visits to lessons and throughout the school day, including social times and on pupils’ arrival at school. A meeting was held with a group of pupils to discuss their views on the school. Inspectors also considered the school’s own survey of pupils’ views. Inspectors met with a group of staff and spoke to them informally about the school’s work over the course of the inspection. No responses were received from staff or pupils to Ofsted’s online questionnaires. Inspectors gathered the views of parents through telephone discussions with a small number of parents. They also took into account the school’s most recent survey of parents’ views. There were too few responses to Parent View (Ofsted’s survey for parents) to draw meaningful conclusions. However, inspectors considered three written comments received via Parent View. Inspection team Sarah Murphy-Dutton, lead inspector Her Majesty’s Inspector Mary Geddes Ofsted Inspector Inspection report: The Young People’s Academy, 21–22 March 2018 Page 10 of 11 Any complaints about the inspection or the report should be made following the procedures set out in the guidance 'Raising concerns and making a complaint about Ofsted', which is available from Ofsted's website: If you would like Ofsted to send you a copy of the guidance, please telephone 0300 123 4234, or email [email protected]

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