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  • Saint Benedict, A Catholic Voluntary Academy
    Duffield Road
    Darley Abbey
    DE22 1JD
  • Head: Mr Kevin Gritton
  • T 01332 557032
  • F 01332 553032
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  • A mainstream state school for pupils aged from 11 to 18
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Derby
  • Pupils: 1429
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Current Ofsted grade: Good on 23rd November 2012
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Satisfactory on 22nd January 2010
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking Expressive Arts at an English Comprehensive School (GCE AS level)
  • Excellent performance by Girls taking English Language at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE)
  • Excellent performance by Girls taking Expressive Arts at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE)

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Special Education Needs

As a school, we strive to meet the rights and duties introduced by the SEN and Disabilities Act of 2001 and we actively pursue an approach based on 'inclusion'. This approach seeks to provide an education for all of our students, irrespective of their ability, physical and/or sensory impairment, emotional or behavioural difficulties, which is relevant to their needs. We encourage the fullest possible participation of all our students in the spiritual, educational and social life of the school. The Special Needs Department is composed of four teams of specialists who work together to meet the needs of pupils in the best possible way. These are The Learning Support Team supporting pupils with Learning difficulties; The Enhanced Resource Base Team supporting students with sight and physical difficulties; the Supported Study Room Team supporting students experiencing emotional and behavioural difficulties and The Emeral Club Team who offer a nurturing environment to students in years 7 and 8.

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
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 Y
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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