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  • The Forest School
    Park Lane
    North Yorkshire
    HG5 0DQ
  • Head: Mr Peter Hewitt
  • T 01423 864583
  • F 01423 861145
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  • A special state school for pupils aged from 2 to 16
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: North Yorkshire
  • Pupils: 109
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • Current Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 6th November 2015
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 16th November 2011
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

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Special Education Needs

The Good Schools Guide write: The Forest Schools caters for a variety of special needs including moderate and severe learning difficulties, autistic spectrum disorders, physical difficulties and language and communication disorders. All pupils have statements of special educational needs and are referred via North Yorkshire LEA. The school works closely with other schools in Knaresborough to offer mainstream inclusion opportunities for the children. Inclusion is carefully thought through and planned for. There is a purpose built nursery and some specialist accommodation including facilities for art, DT, science, food technology and ICT. The school employs a part-time speech and language therapist and has access to local health care trust staff including a physio and occupational therapist. School were proud recipients of the DfES School Achievement Award for the high standards attained in 2002 and 2003.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory Y
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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