Thomas Wolsey Ormiston Academy
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary & Secondary
Special school

Defoe Road
3 - 16
Academy special converter
4 1 1 2 3 4
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School Description

Thomas Wolsey School is a day special school which converted as an academy two weeks before its previous inspection. Nearly half of all pupils have physical disabilities and the remainder have a wide range of complex needs including severe learning difficulties, profound and multiple learning difficulties, speech language and communication needs, medical needs, sensory impairments and autism. All pupils have a statement of special educational needs or an education, health and care plan. Most pupils are White British and a low proportion of pupils speak English as an additional language. An above average proportion of pupils, 30%, are eligible for pupil premium funding. This is additional government funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and those in the care of the local authority. Of the 85 pupils on roll, 45 are dual registered with their local mainstream school or nursery. The school’s outreach service supports these pupils as well as others who are not on Thomas Wolsey’s roll. The few children in the Nursery and Reception years attend on a part-time basis. The oldest pupils attend alternative provision at Suffolk One College, Suffolk New College or Otley College for half a day per week for part of their education. The school hosts Suffolk’s communication aids resources centre service and the information and communication technology assessment service. There have been a number of changes since the last inspection. The deputy headteacher was appointed as acting headteacher in September 2013 and a new headteacher was appointed in September 2014. The outreach service is currently under re-organisation.

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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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