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A whopper of a school, among the biggest in the country, set in a vast 40-acre site and with most of the students' home villages in the Yorkshire Wolds. Feels less like a school, more like a campus, not least...

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Girls taking Environmental Science at an English Comprehensive School (GCE A level)

What The Good Schools Guide says

A whopper of a school, among the biggest in the country, set in a vast 40-acre site and with most of the students' home villages in the Yorkshire Wolds. Feels less like a school, more like a campus, not least in sixth form which boasts own internet café. Biggest asset? Its own...

Head Teacher

Since 2012, Mr Simon Jones, who was acting headteacher during his predecessor's secondment to the National College for School Leadership. He joined the school as deputy head in 2005 and is married with four children.

Academic Matters

Headline 5+ A*-C GCSE grades including English and maths at disappointing 53 per cent in 2015; A level 43 per cent A*-B and 15 per cent A*/A grades. Every single child is tracked in every subject all the time. Teachers log progress of pupils every four weeks

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Special Education Needs

Driffield School has always been held in very high regard for our inclusive approach to education. There are many examples of excellent practice of student support across the whole curriculum. However, we are not complacent, we continue to respond to the changing needs of young people and to evaluate our practice in line with government strategy. The launch of a Student Services Team has allowed a 'joined up' multi-agency approach to issues that occur in the classroom. We strive to remove all barriers to learning by identifying children's needs early and providing effective support and intervention. Student Services consists of a team of highly qualified, motivated and enthusiastic teachers and teaching assistants with a diverse range of experience. Support is provided for all student needs, ranging from learning social, communication, emotional, behavioural and physical difficulties, as well as English as an Additional Language.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Aspergers Syndrome [archived]
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Delicate Medical Problems [archived]
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Epilepsy [archived]
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
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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