Knowsley Central School

Primary & Secondary
Special school
Mossbrow Road
L36 7SY
2 - 14
Community special school
4 1 1 2 3 4
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School Description

Knowsley Central School has changed its name since the previous inspection when it was known as Knowsley Central Primary Support Centre. The needs of pupils have changed over time. About three-quarters of pupils have an autism spectrum condition as their primary special educational need, with the remaining pupils having a range of complex needs. All pupils currently have a statement of special educational needs. Pupils are admitted to the school at other than the usual times and ages. Numbers of pupils in the school have increased and since the previous inspection the school has created a Key Stage 3 provision, which is growing. Some of these students enjoy particular lessons with Altbridge Secondary School students. The very small number of Early Years Foundation Stage children is in a small class with Year 1 and 2 pupils. There are three times as many boys as girls in the school, which is typical for such schools. The very large majority of pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils eligible for the pupil premium is very high at over twice the national average. Pupil premium is additional funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and for those looked after by the local authority. Primary school sports funding is provided for primary aged pupils. The school has not received Year 7 catch-up funding. The school provides an outreach support service to schools in the central area of Knowsley. This includes consultancy, training and advice to schools and 36 part-time placements at Knowsley Central School for mainstream primary pupils identified as requiring additional help with their literacy development. The headteacher is a local leader of education.

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