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  • Hamstead Hall Academy
    Craythorne Avenue
    Handsworth Wood
    West Midlands
    B20 1HL
  • Head: Mr S Farar/Mr J Mortimer
  • T 0121 386 7510
  • F 01213 586707
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  • A mainstream state school for pupils aged from 11 to 18
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Birmingham
  • Pupils: 1076
  • Religion: None
  • Current Ofsted grade: Good on 27th January 2011
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 2nd June 2008
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What the school says...

Hamstead Hall is distinctive in many ways. It has a significantly wide range of abilities with a Special Needs Rescource Base alongside students winning places at Oxford and Cambridge. We are an ethnically rich and varied school community of both pupils and staff. Our students come to school to learn.

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Excellent performance by Boys taking Art & Design (Graphics) at an English Comprehensive School (GCE A level)
  • Excellent performance by Boys taking Health & Social Care at an English Comprehensive School (Applied GCE A level Single Award)

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Special Education Needs

We are a 11-18 school with a Special Needs Resource Base which has 40 places for students. These places are allocated by SENAS. The Base is a support base and all students are fully integrated into the whole school with suitable support. Students mainly have MLD, but from 2006 2 places per year group will be allocated to students with Speech and Language Difficulties. Ofsted in 2003 commented that our strengths were our inclusivity, Excellent pastoral support and Quality of provision. We were awarded a 1 for inclusion and a 2 overall.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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