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  • Abbeyfield School
    Mereway
    Northampton
    Northamptonshire
    NN4 8BU
  • Head: Mrs Claire Morrell
  • T 01604 763616
  • F 01604 765036
  • E enquiries@abbe…dschool.org.uk
  • W www.abbeyfieldschool.org.uk
  • A mainstream state school for pupils aged from 11 to 18
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Northamptonshire
  • Pupils: 1280
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • Current Ofsted grade: Good on 12th May 2016
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Requires improvement on 3rd July 2014
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What the school says...

Converted to an academy 2012

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Excellent performance by Girls taking Drama & Theatre Studies at an English Comprehensive School (GCE A level)
  • Excellent performance by Boys taking Business Studies at an English Comprehensive School (BTEC Certificate Level 3)
  • Best performance by Girls taking Tourism at an English Comprehensive School (BTEC Certificate Level 3)

2016 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Girls taking Hair / Personal Care at an English Comprehensive School (Principal Learning (Diploma) - Level 2)

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Special Education Needs

We have a large Education Support Department with 2 teachers, 1 associate teacher and 28 Teaching assistants. We currently have approximately 270 students on the special needs register and cater for 40 students with widely varying Statements of Special Educational Need. Their primary needs include autism, cerebal palsy, hearing impairment, mild and moderate learning difficulties, specific learning difficulties and behavioural, social and emotional difficulties. We have a growing population of students across all year groups who have English as an Additional language, with many languages being spoken by both students and staff.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
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
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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