Vale School

Primary & Secondary
Special school

Trulock Road
N17 0PG
2 - 16
Community special school
4 1 1 2 3 4
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Pupil/Teacher ratio
Persistent Absence
Pupils first language
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Free school meals
Pupils with SEN support

School Description

Vale School is a special school for pupils with a statement of special educational needs usually relating to profound and multiple learning difficulties. Many have associated severe learning difficulties and communication needs. The complexity of pupils’ needs has increased significantly in recent years. The school operates from two main departments, a primary base at Lancasterian Primary School and a secondary base at Northumberland Park Community School, both of which are purpose built and on the same site as the mainstream schools. The Vale also operates inclusion schemes in partnership with Belmont Infant and Junior Schools and Northumberland Park. Most pupils come from culturally diverse families, with the largest groups coming from Black African, Caribbean or Turkish backgrounds. A range of other minority ethnic groups are represented; however, none of these groups is sufficiently large to provide statistically valid comparisons. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium is very high compared to the national average. The school has been awarded the Investors in People Award and the status of Project Ability School for disability sports for the North London region. The school offers an outreach support service to teachers and pupils in mainstream schools. A new headteacher was appointed in January 2011 and since then there have been significant changes in the senior leadership team and the governing body.

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