William Henry Smith School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary & Secondary
Post 16
Special school

5 - 19
Non-maintained special school
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School Description

The William Henry Smith School is a non-maintained residential and day school for up to 64 boys all of whom have an education, health and care plan (or statement) which categorises social, emotional and mental health as their primary need. The majority of pupils also have additional needs, which include speech, language and communication needs, autism, attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder, foetal alcohol spectrum disorder and specific learning difficulties. There are currently 62 pupils on the roll aged 7 to19 years. 23 are non-residential, 8 Inspection report: William Henry Smith School, 15–16 March 2018 Page 12 of 15 are part residential and 31 are residential. The five post-16 pupils are only resident at the school, and all are educated on the roll of local mainstream colleges, where they are studying appropriate courses such as level 1 BTEC National Diploma in Construction and level 1 music. The school undertakes rigorous quality assurance checks of providers, to ensure the highest quality education is provided. The principal was appointed in September 2017 from her previous post as deputy principal and she has worked in the school for many years. Her previous roles have included vice-principal for care. The majority of pupils are of white British heritage. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is above the national average. Many pupils have either been excluded or failed in previous educational settings.

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