- The Bishops' Blue Coat Church of England High School
- Head: Mr Peter Coates Bed Med Npqh
- T 01244 313806
- F 01244 353055
- E school@bishops…heshire.sch.uk
- W www.bishopschester.co.uk
- A mainstream state school for pupils aged from 11 to 18
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Cheshire West and Chester
- Pupils: 1059
- Religion: Church of England
- Current Ofsted grade: Good on 3rd December 2015
- Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 20th May 2011
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
What the school says...
Converted to an academy 2011.
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Special Education Needs
The school is voluntary aided and pupils with additional needs benefit from its Christian ethos. We cater for a wide range of pupils including those with medical needs, Asperger's syndrome, dyslexia, dyspraxia and ADHD. Pupils who need extra help are taught literacy skills in a small group of about 10 during English lessons. Paired reading, paired maths and SuccessMaker clubs run during registration times. The school has a team of 10 classroom assistants and 3 teachers. We are currently developing a Pupil Support Centre to help pupils to remain engaged with school life, to support pupils with SEN and to provide a base for pupils who find unstructured times at school difficult (break or lunchtime). The SENCO has AMBDA status and withdraws individuals or small groups for extra literacy tuition during the school day. Good communication is maintained with external agencies and staff work closely with a variety of specialists to ensure that pupils achieve their potential in school. Mainstream staff are kept informed of the needs of pupils and their IEP targets.
|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|
|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|