Bristol Gateway School

Post 16
Special school
Long Cross
Lawrence Weston
BS11 0QA
11 - 19
Community special school
4 1 1 2 3 4
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All students have a statement of special educational needs, except 13 students in Year 11 who have transferred to the newer education health and care (EHC) plans. The local authority plans to gradually transfer all students and is currently arranging this for Year 10. The students’ main special educational needs are behavioural, emotional and social difficulties. Students enter the school in different years and at different times of the year. About 83% of students in Key Stage 4 were not on the roll of the school in Key Stage 3. The proportion of students supported by the pupil premium (additional government funding for students known to be eligible for free school meals and children who are looked after) is high compared with the national average. Also, a higher than average proportion of students in the school are looked after by the local authority. This means that at the end of key stages there may be one or sometimes no students who are not eligible for pupil premium. This prevents any meaningful comparisons between groups of disadvantaged students and other students in the school. Around one in 10 students are girls. Just over 13% of students are from a minority ethnic group. This is a little over half the proportion that is found nationally Year 7 students receive literacy and numeracy catch-up funding. No students are entered early for GCSEs. A small number of older students are currently taught at two alternative providers: ‘Include Bristol’, Bedminster, Bristol; and The Bristol Hospital Education Service, Bristol. The school has a breakfast club before lessons start. The school is federated with a local primary special school with which it shares a governing body.

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