- Addington School
- Head: Mrs Sara Attra
- T 0118 966 9073
- F 01189 272480
- E [email protected]
- A state special school for boys and girls aged from 2 to 19. Type of SEN provision: SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health; SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication; SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty; VI - Visual Impairment.
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Wokingham
- Pupils: 209
- Religion: Does not apply
- Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
- Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 2
- 1 Short inspection 17th October 2017
- 2 Full inspection 2nd July 2013
Short inspection reports only give an overall grade; you have to read the report itself to gauge whether the detailed grading from the earlier full inspection still stands.
- Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 13th March 2008
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
This is not currently a GSG-reviewed school.
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Special Education Needs
Addington is a special school catering for pupils with moderate, severe or profound and multiple learning difficulties. In addition pupils may have complex needs including autistic spectrum disorders and physical difficulties. Pupils have access to various therapies as appropriate, these include: speech and language therapy, physiotherapy and occupational therapy. The wheelchair clinic, eye clinics, and school dental service operate on the school premises from time to time. The school has a teacher qualified in multi-sensory impairment and links with Clinical Psychology Service, Social Services, community nurses and other medically related support services. The school is involved in outreach work and inclusion initiatives. Addington holds a number of awards including Artsmark silver and Investors in People status. All pupils admitted to the school have a statement of special educational needs for learning disabilities, pupils are usually accepted throughout the year, as and when their statements are completed. Prospective parents are welcome to visit the school. Pupils under 5 attend part-time and there is some provision for children under 3.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders|
|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||Y|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication||Y|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty||Y|
|VI - Visual Impairment||Y|
Interpreting catchment maps
The maps show in colour where the pupils at a school came from*. Red = most pupils to Blue = fewest.
Where the map is not coloured we have no record in the previous three years of any pupils being admitted from that location based on the options chosen.
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If there are more applicants to a school than it has places for, who gets in is determined by which applicants best fulfil the admissions criteria.
Admissions criteria are often complicated, and may change from year to year. The best source of information is usually the relevant local authority website, but once you have set your sights on a school it is a good idea to ask them how they see things panning out for the year that you are interested in.
Many schools admit children based on distance from the school or a fixed catchment area. For such schools, the cut-off distance will vary from year to year, especially if the school give priority to siblings, and the pattern will be of a central core with outliers (who will mostly be siblings). Schools that admit on the basis of academic or religious selection will have a much more scattered pattern.
*The coloured areas outlined in black are Census Output Areas. These are made up of a group of neighbouring postcodes, which accounts for their odd shapes. These provide an indication, but not a precise map, of the school’s catchment: always refer to local authority and school websites for precise information.
The 'hotter' the colour the more children have been admitted.
Children get into the school from here:
sometimes, but not in this year