Arbour Vale School

Primary & Secondary
Post 16
Special school
Farnham Road
Farnham Royal
Slough
SL2 3AE
01753515560

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Pupils
0
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Ages
2 - 19
Gender
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Mixed
Building
Type
Academy - Sponsor led special school
Mr ofsted
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.06
Ofsted Report
(14/6/17)
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School Description

Since the previous inspection there have been significant changes to the school’s leadership and governance arrangements. The previous headteacher, following a period of absence, resigned and left in April 2017. The school’s deputy headteacher took up the post of acting headteacher in December 2016. This is a temporary arrangement. Many other senior leaders are either in temporary or interim roles, including two deputy headteachers and the head of post-16. The full governing body resigned or left in March 2017. In April 2017, several new governors, predominantly co-opted from the local authority, formed a small interim governing body, including two national leaders of governance. Inspection report: Arbour Vale School, 13–14 June 2017 Page 12 of 15 The acting headteacher is supported for two and half days per week by an executive leadership partner, brokered by the local authority and funded by the school. Arbour Vale School provides for pupils who have moderate or severe learning difficulties. Some pupils have profound and multiple learning difficulties and many have autistic spectrum disorder. All pupils have a statement of special educational needs or an education, health and care plan. The school provides residential provision in the week, during term-time only, for up to 12 pupils. Some secondary-aged pupils attend alternative provision used by the school. During the inspection the school was not able to supply the precise details of these arrangements. A much higher proportion of pupils than the national average, approximately half of the school’s pupils, speak English as an additional language. Approximately one third of those on the school’s roll (a higher proportion than the national average) are supported by the pupil premium. The school does not meet requirements on the publication of information because some of the necessary information about the school’s spending of pupil premium funding and reading schemes are missing from its website.

Arbour Vale School Catchment Area Map

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01753 475 111, 01753 787670

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Our heat maps use groups of postcodes, not individual postcodes, and have naturally soft edges. All pupils are included in the mapping (i.e. children with siblings already at the school, high priority pupils and selective and/or religious admissions) but we may have removed statistical ‘outliers’ with more remote postcodes that do not reflect majority admissions.

For some schools, the heat map may be a useful indicator of the catchment area but our heat maps are not the same as catchment area maps. Catchment area maps, published by the school or local authority, are based on geographical admissions criteria and show actual cut-off distances and pre-defined catchment areas for a single admission year.

This information is provided as a guide only. The areas from which pupils are admitted to a school can change from year to year to reflect the number of siblings and pupils admitted under high priority admissions criteria.

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  1. Look at our heat maps. They give a useful indicator of the general areas that admit pupils to the school. This visualisation is based on all attending pupils present at the time of the last School Census.
  2. Use the link to the Local Authority Contact (above) to find catchment area information based on a single admission year. This is very important if you are considering applying to a school.
  3. On each school page, use the link to visit the school website and find information on individual school admissions criteria. Geographical criteria are only applied after pupils have been admitted on higher priority criteria such as Looked After Children, SEN, siblings, etc.

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