St Andrew's School

Post 16
Special school
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Breadsall Hilltop
DE21 4EW

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11 - 19
Community special school
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St Andrew’s is a residential community special school that caters for students aged 11–19 years with severe learning difficulties and/or autistic spectrum disorders. All students have a statement of special educational needs or education, health and care plans. A high proportion has complex needs and the number of students on roll is increasing, with the proportion of students with autism spectrum disorders rising. There are 24 resident students and 77 day students. The residential provision, which adjoins the school on the same campus, was previously inspected in July 2013 and found to be outstanding. One third of students are eligible for the pupil premium funding, which is above average. This is government funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and looked after children. The majority of students are White British, but there has been an increase in students who speak English as an additional language, especially from Eastern European families. There are 38 students based in the sixth form and the school works closely with the neighbouring daVinci Community School. The school has also set up and established 19–25 years provision known as ‘Transition 2’ for school leavers which is now governed by a sub-committee of St Andrew’s School and funded through Derby College. This provides the opportunity for some students to further their education and improve life skills after leaving the school. There are significantly more boys than girls in the sixth form and across the whole school. The school is led by an executive headteacher who is a National Leader of Education, and is seconded to Ofsted. A headteacher and a head of care currently undertake the day-to-day running of the school. The school is a National Support School. One member of the leadership team is a Specialist Leader of Education. The Chair of the Governing Body is a National Leader of Governance (NLG).The school operates and takes a lead role in the alliance of mainstream and special schools known as the Derby Teaching School Alliance. The school also does outreach work within the City of Derby and beyond. A number of awards are held by the school which include: School Council Bronze Award, Parental Engagement Gold Quality Standard Mark, Nursing Award, Teaching School, and Financial Management.

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