Valence School

Primary & Secondary
Post 16
Special school
Westerham Road
Westerham
TN16 1QN
01959562156
Pupils
102
Ages
4 - 19
Gender
Mixed
Type
Foundation special school
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.06
Ofsted Report
(3/12/19)
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97%
NATIONAL AVG. 92%
Happiness Rating

Ofsted Parent View

4.5:1
NATIONAL AVG. 20.7:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
35.2%
NATIONAL AVG. 8.7%
Persistent Absence
2%
NATIONAL AVG. 21.2%
Pupils first language
not English
41.6%
NATIONAL AVG. 23%
Free school meals

School Description

All pupils have an education, health and care plan for physical difficulties. A significant proportion have complex medical, health and communication difficulties. The school is situated in beautiful grounds on the outskirts of a small town in Kent. There is a lake and woodland which are used to support learning activities. Around half the pupils use the school’s residential provision. Each boarder has a personalised package of time and support in the residential provision. Pupils enter the school at various starting points across all key stages. Pupil groupings vary in size from year to year. Pupils are taught in mixed-aged classes across the Inspection report: Valence School, 18–19 July 2017 Page 9 of 12 school due to the varying numbers in each year group. Approximately two thirds of pupils are boys. The proportion of pupils eligible for the pupil premium is below average. The proportions of pupils from ethnic backgrounds other than White British and pupils who speak English as an additional language are well below average. The school has specialist status for sports. The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website.

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