Abbot's Lea School

Primary & Secondary
Post 16
Special school
Beaconsfield Road
L25 6EE
3 - 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 has increased since the last inspection. All pupils attending the school have either a statement of special educational needs or an education, health and care plan, indicating autistic spectrum disorders. All have social and communication difficulties and the vast majority have cognitive delay or deficit. Many pupils also have dyslexia, dyspraxia, mental health needs or sensory processing difficulties. The proportion of pupils eligible for pupil premium is above average. Fewer than one in 10 pupils are girls. There is a very small proportion of pupils from minority ethnic groups. The school manages an outreach service for the local authority to advise and support both mainstream secondary and primary schools on the needs and education of pupils with autistic spectrum disorder. The school also manages a satellite site, the Abbot’s Lea Matthew Arnold (ALMA) Assessment Centre, which is two to three miles from the main school buildings. The ALMA Assessment Centre has a combination of assessment and full-time places for pupils aged between four and seven years. The school does not commission the use of independent alternative providers. Abbot’s Lea has received the following awards: National Autistic Society Autism Accreditation; Investors in People Award; Enhanced Healthy Schools Award; Sky Sports Living for Sport accreditation and ECO Schools Award. The school is a licensed centre for the Duke of Edinburgh Award.

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