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  • The Spires College
    Westlands Lane
    Torquay
    Devon
    TQ1 3PE
  • Head: Ms Alex Newton
  • T 01803 400660
  • F 01803 408 897
  • E cabarr@westlan….torbay.sch.uk
  • W thespirescollege.com
  • A mainstream state school for pupils aged from 11 to 18
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Torbay
  • Pupils: 1034
  • Religion: None
  • Current Ofsted grade: Requires improvement on 3rd December 2015
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Inadequate on 20th June 2013
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Excellent performance by Boys taking German at an English Comprehensive School (GCE A level)
  • Best performance by Boys taking German at an English Comprehensive School (GCE AS level)
  • Best performance by Girls taking German at an English Comprehensive School (GCE AS level)

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Special Education Needs

Considerable efforts are made to support the needs of the individual child. The School has an SEN department which supports students in lessons as well as withdrawing them for precision teaching. Specialist accommodation is provided to support the working of the department, and support is given across the complete range of academic subjects. All students are involved in a mentoring programme which seeks to support their individual needs and development. There are specialist mentors and external agencies available to students. The School encourages the involvement of parents in this process.

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