- Villa Real School
Villa Real Road
- Head: Mrs Sharon Common
- T 01207 503651
- F 01207 500755
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.villareal.durham.sch.uk
- A special state school for pupils aged from 2 to 19
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Durham
- Pupils: 83
- Religion: Does not apply
- Current Ofsted grade: Good on 25th September 2014
- Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 5th October 2012
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
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Special Education Needs
The Good Schools Guide writes: Villa Real School caters for pupils and with severe, profound and multiple learning difficulties and autistic spectrum disorders. In addition pupils may have a range of disabilities: ADD/ADHD, challenging behaviour, social and communication disorders, Down's syndrome, epilepsy, fragile X, multi-sensory impairment, semantic pragmatic disorder, visual impairment, dyspraxia, and Prader-Willi syndrome. The school has a number of specialist facilities including a sensory room, sensory garden, soft play room, hydrotherapy Pool, a fully furnished flat (for independence and life skills), sports hall, medical room and a dedicated conductive education suite. Conductive Education (CE), an educational programme for children with motor disabilities, which emphasises active learning in a group setting, is used where beneficial. Therapies available include: hydrotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, and physiotherapy. Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), sign language, TEACCH, etc are all used if appropriate. All pupils have a statement of special educational needs.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|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|