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  • Pontville School
    Black Moss Lane
    L39 4TW
  • Head: Justine Sims
  • T 01695 578 734
  • F 01695 579 224
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  • A special independent school for pupils aged from 11 to 19
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: Lancashire
  • Pupils: 61
  • Religion: Not Applicable
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

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Pontville provides a specialised and high quality education for young people with Social Communication Difficulties, this includes: ASD, Aspergers Syndrome, speech and language difficulties. Accreditation is available across all key stages and includes: GCSE, NVQ, Entry Level Awards, ASDAN and Unit certification schemes.

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Special Education Needs

Pontville School provides a highly specialised and quality educational service for pupils with Social Communication Difficulties, including: ASD, Asperger Syndrome, Speech and Language difficulties etc. Day and 38 week residential provision is available, with 52 week provision available via Witherslack Care children's home. The school offers a comprehensive package of accreditation opportunities including: GCSE, NVQ, Entry Level Awards, ASDAN and Unit certification. The curriculum includes access to the National Curriculum with modifications to ensure the delivery and acquisition of communication skills. The school has its own Speech and Language Therapy department to offer individual and group therapy. Pontville is part of the well established and recognised Witherslack Group of Schools.

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 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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