Special Educational Needs

Children, Schools and Families written question – answered on 11th March 2009.

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Photo of Tim Loughton Tim Loughton Shadow Minister (Children)

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which maintained special schools have been assessed as inadequate by Ofsted in each of the last 10 years.

Photo of Jim Knight Jim Knight Minister of State (Schools and Learners), Department for Children, Schools and Families, Minister of State (Department for Children, Schools and Families) (Schools and Learners)

This is a matter for Ofsted. HM Chief Inspector, Christine Gilbert, has written to the hon. Member and a copy of her reply has been placed in the Libraries.

Letter from Christine Gilbert:

Your recent parliamentary question has been passed to me, as Her Majesty's Chief Inspector, for a response.

Tables A-J show all maintained special schools which have been placed in special measures in each academic year in the last ten years. Special measures is an Ofsted category, defined at present in the Education Act 2005, meaning that a school is failing to give its pupils an acceptable standard of education and the persons responsible for leading, managing or governing the school are not demonstrating the capacity to secure the necessary improvement.

Please be aware that the framework for inspecting maintained special schools changed in January 2000, September 2003 and September 2005. As a result, there has been no consistent 'inadequate' category over this period. These tables are, therefore, limited to those maintained special schools placed in special measures, as this category has been in place throughout the period in question.

A copy of this reply has been sent to right hon. Jim Knight MP, Minister of State for Schools and Learners, and will be placed in the Library of both Houses.

Table A: Maintained special schools placed in special measures in 2007-08 (six maintained special schools)
URN School name LA name
132008 Burwood School Bromley
113963 Longspee School Poole
131296 Montrose Wigan
115817 Cam House School Gloucestershire
123631 Southall School Telford and Wrekin
119882 North Cliffe School Lancashire
Table B: Maintained special schools placed in special measures in 2006-07 (11 maintained special schools)
URN School name LA name
113636 Barley Lane School Devon
119869 Massey Hall School Lancashire
102557 Syon Park School Hounslow
110946 Spring Common School Cambridgeshire
123939 The Priory School Somerset
111502 Cloughwood School Cheshire
108129 Elmete Wood-BESD Leeds
126170 Cornfield School, Littlehampton West Sussex
128190 Pathways Special School Redcar & Cleveland
115451 Homestead School Essex
104496 Highfield School Knowsley
Table C: Maintained special schools placed in special measures in 2005-06 (two maintained special schools)
URN School name LA name
115443 Priory School Southend-On-Sea
122962 Woodlands School Nottingham City
Table D: Maintained special schools placed in special measures in 2004-05 (eight maintained special schools)
URN School name LA name
107468 Wedgwood School and Community Nursery Bradford
109747 Oak Bank School Bedfordshire
132156 Kingshill School Wigan
126168 Abbotsford Community Special School West Sussex
119895 Brookfield School Lancashire
106968 Kelford School Rotherham
106971 Whiston Grange School Rotherham
109397 Wansdyke School Bath and North East Somerset
Table E: Maintained special schools placed in special measures in 2003-04 (13 maintained special schools)
URN School name LA name
103761 Dartmouth School Coventry
109398 Lime Grove Special School Bath and North East Somerset
125457 St Nicholas School Surrey
115819 Sandford School Gloucestershire
109741 Rainbow School Bedfordshire
122154 The Orchard School Northamptonshire
123346 Northfield School Oxfordshire
105614 Meade Hill School Manchester
105755 Hardman Fold Community Special School Oldham
103880 The Old Park School Dudley
106548 Two Porches School Wigan
131491 Redgrave School Worcestershire
115475 Lexden Springs School Essex
Table F: Maintained special schools placed in special measures in 2002-03 (18 maintained special schools)
URN School name LA name
131817 Brookfield School Herefordshire
101853 Beckmead School Croydon
107173 East Hill Primary School Sheffield
119033 Halstead Place School Kent
107181 Dr John Worrall School Sheffield
133442 The Michael Tippett School Lambeth
132122 Mount Gilbert School Telford and Wrekin
133432 Silverdale School North Tyneside
132157 Highlea Secondary School Wigan
106011 Mew Park High School Salford
118140 Oakfield Kingston Upon Hull
108121 Stonegate School Leeds
131988 Thomas Bewick School Newcastle Upon Tyne
133401 Waterside School Greenwich
113648 Brook Green Centre for Learning Plymouth
105623 Southern Cross School Manchester
104026 Whittington Grange School Sandwell
100761 Anerley School for Boys Lewisham
Table G: Maintained special schools placed in special measures in 2001-02 (six maintained special schools)
URN School name LA name
131692 Lever Park School Bolton
130353 Oaklands School Leicester City
116638 Hawthorns School Hampshire
131598 Ian Mikardo School Tower Hamlets
110937 Littleton House School Cambridgeshire
105624 Castlefield School Manchester
Table H: Maintained special schools placed in special measures in 2000-01 (nine maintained special schools)
URN School name LA name
102878 Little Heath School Redbridge
131594 Nightingale School Wandsworth
102557 Syon Park School Hounslow
125466 Wey House School Surrey
109747 Oak Bank School Bedfordshire
131491 Redgrave School Worcestershire
117050 Cliffey House School Worcestershire
107800 Hartshead Moor School Kirklees
103115 Hawkswood School and Centre Waltham Forest
Table I: Maintained special schools placed in special measures in 1999-2000 (15 maintained special schools)
URN School name LA name
111779 King Edwin School Stockton-on-Tees
110189 Phoenix College Reading
118151 South Wolds School East Riding of Yorkshire
126547 St Lukes School Swindon
132008 Burwood School Bromley
103606 Baskerville School Birmingham
115449 Ramsden Hall School Essex
110938 The Lady Adrian Special School Cambridgeshire
104414 Tettenhall Wood School Wolverhampton
125480 Philip Southcote School Surrey
104739 Lower Lee School Liverpool
106545 Hindley Borsdane Brook School Wigan
109399 Filton Park School South Gloucestershire
104979 Merefield School Sefton
102261 Whittlesea School Harrow
Table J: Special schools placed in special measures in 1998-99 (17 maintained special schools)
URN School name LA name
118144 Kings Mill School East Riding of Yorkshire
107179 Deerlands School Sheffield
111496 Fox Wood Special School Warrington
124905 Warren School Suffolk
108122 Richard Oastler School Leeds
107804 Nortonthorpe Hall School Kirklees
101395 Northway School Barnet
108742 Greenfields School South Tyneside
114678 The Alternative Centre for Education Brighton and Hove
109412 Fulford School City of Bristol
103628 Oscott Manor School Birmingham
102792 Beckton Special School Newham
104273 Daw End School Walsall
108882 Sunningdale School Sunderland
125795 River House School Warwickshire
125479 John Nightingale School Surrey
120362 Millgate School Leicester City

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