Southfield School

Special school
Woods Avenue
AL10 8NN
4 - 11
Community special school
4 1 1 2 3 4
Ofsted Report
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Pupil/Teacher ratio
Persistent Absence
Pupils first language
not English
Free school meals

School Description

This school is designated as a school for pupils with moderate learning difficulties, speech and language difficulties and autistic spectrum disorders. Since the previous inspection, there has been a significant increase in the number of pupils with autistic spectrum disorders and associated complex challenging behaviours. Almost all of the children in the Early Years Foundation Stage and in Year 1 have complex autistic spectrum disorders. A few pupils have hearing impairment and very few have physical disabilities. All pupils have a statement of special educational needs. An above average proportion of pupils are known to be eligible for the pupil premium (extra funding from the government for pupils in local authority care, those from service families and those known to be eligible for free school meals). The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic backgrounds and those from families where the home language is not English is above the national average. These pupils are represented across all the different disability and special educational needs groups catered for by the school. The headteacher has been in post since September this year. The school is housed in purposebuilt accommodation. It is to be re-located on a different site at the start of the next school year, while an incinerator is constructed in close proximity to the current school site. Following its construction and also that of a dual carriageway, it is planned to move the school back again to its current site.

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