- The Forest School
- Head: Mr Peter Hewitt
- T 01423 864583
- F 01423 861145
- E email@example.com
- W www.forest.n-yorks.sch.uk
- 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|
|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|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|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|