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Most recently inspected in 2004, Finham Park was found to be a good school with many very good features. It is a specialist college for Mathematics and Computing, a Training School, a Leading Edge school and a Creative Partnership hub school. As of September 2005 it offers the International Baccalareate as well as an extensive range of AS and A2 programmes in its large 6th form.

Converted to an academy 2011.

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Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Winner of the 2014 Good Schools Guide Award for Excellence at an English Comprehensive School for Boys taking Untranslated literature (IBO Standard level component)

Features

Curricula

International Baccalaureate: Diploma - The Diploma is the familiar A-level equivalent.

Other features

OFSTED Outstanding school - This school has been named as an outstanding School in HMCI of Schools Annual Report. England only - does not include ISI inspected schools.

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Special Education Needs

At Finham Park, students with special educational needs are taught largely in mainstream classes and are encouraged to participate fully in the whole-school curriculum. Additional support, however, is provided through the Supportive Studies Department, and this can take various forms. Some students are supported in mainstream classes by our team of Teaching Assistants, whose main role is to help students access the curriculum and to encourage and assist them with their work and behaviour. In addition to this, small group and individual support lessons are set up for those students who who have high levels of specific learning needs, such as low level literacy skills. The school works closely with external support agencies to provide specialist support for conditions such as Autistic Spectrum Disorder or sensory impairment, and this can take the form of both direct intervention with students, as well as training and advice for the staff. The school follows the guidelines set out in the Code of Practice, whereby all students with special educational needs are recorded in our SEN register which is used to communicate individual student's needs to teachers and is up-dated on a termly basis. Students' progress is monitored closely and communicated regularly to parents and carers. The school has a policy of SEN which is available to parents on request.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
BESD - Behaviour, Emotional and Social Difficulty
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
Visual Impairment

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