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  • Barbara Priestman Academy
    Meadowside
    Sunderland
    Tyne and Wear
    SR2 7QN
  • Head: Mrs Denise Murray
  • T 0191 553 6000
  • F 01915 536004
  • E barbarapriestman@ascenttrust.org
  • W www.barbara-priestman.org.uk/
  • A state special school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 19. Type of SEN provision: ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder; SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Sunderland
  • Pupils: 136
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
      • 16-19 study programmes Good 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Good 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 29th January 2015
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 21st March 2012
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

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Special Education Needs

Barbara Priestman is a community special school providing for pupils from three to nineteen years who have special educational needs. Pupils have a range of learning difficulties including autism and language and communication difficulties.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
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
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 Y
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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