West Oaks SEN Specialist School and College

Primary & Secondary
Post 16
Special school
Westwood Way
Boston Spa
LS23 6DX
2 - 19
Community special school
4 1 1 2 3 4
Ofsted Report
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School Description

The number of pupils at the school is broadly the same as at the last inspection. All pupils have a statement of special educational needs, with the greatest proportion experiencing severe and moderate learning difficulties and behavioural, emotional and social difficulties. Since the previous inspection the proportion of pupils with complex communication needs and autistic spectrum disorders has increased. Pupils are taught mainly on one of three sites; the majority of pupils are based at the main site in the village of Boston Spa. Provision also includes a permanent base in nearby Boston Spa High School for Key Stage 3 and 4 students The Oakwood Lane site in Leeds, approximately 10 miles away from the main site, provides education for 24 pupils with behavioural, emotional and social difficulties. An above average proportion of pupils are known to be eligible for pupil premium, which is an additional sum of money provided by the government to support children in the care of the local authority, those eligible for free school meals and the children of military personnel. The majority of pupils are from a White British heritage and 19% of pupils are from a diverse range of ethnic groups. Most sixth-form students attend work related courses at Leeds City College. The school specialises in communication and applied learning and staff provide support to children in 45 schools in the Children Leeds North East partnership.

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