Kilgarth School

Secondary
Special school
Cavendish Street
Birkenhead
CH41 8BA
01516528071
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Pupils
49
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Ages
11 - 16
Gender
Gender
Boys
Building
Type
Community special school
Mr ofsted
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.04
Ofsted Report
(12/3/19)
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The school provides for 52 pupils, all boys, between 11 and 16 years who have statements of special educational needs because of their behavioural, emotional and social difficulties. Many pupils have additional and complex needs such as attention hyperactivity disorder, autistic spectrum disorders, moderate learning difficulties, and medical or health-related needs. The vast majority of pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of pupils who are supported through the pupil premium is well above average. The pupil premium is additional funding that the school receives for pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals and those who are looked after by the local authority. The school makes use of up to ten alternative providers, the main ones being: Cornerstone Vocational Training; Shaftesbury Youth Club; Utopia Project and The Vocational College, so that some pupils can complete work-based courses and vocational training. The school provides training in the management of pupil behaviour to local Wirral and other north west schools. The school has received a number of awards recently, including Investors in People Gold Award, one Gold and two Pearson Silver Teaching Awards. The school has a close working relationship with Weatherhead High School (which is designated as a teaching school), as partners working in the Weatherhead Teaching School Alliance.

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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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