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  • Beacon Hill Academy
    Errif Drive
    South Ockendon
    Romford
    Essex
    RM15 5AY
  • Head: Mrs Sue Hewitt
  • T 01708 852006
  • F 01708 851679
  • E [email protected]
  • A state special school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 19. Type of SEN provision: SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Thurrock
  • Pupils: 70
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • Early years provision 2
      • Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 2
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Outstanding 2
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 2
    • 1 Short inspection 4th May 2016
    • 2 Full inspection 9th March 2012

    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 19th May 2009
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

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Special Education Needs

Beacon Hill School opened in September 2004, following the amalgamation of two existing special schools; Woodacre and Knightsmead. We currently operate on the two previous sites in South Ockendon. The main site in Erriff Drive has facilities for pupils aged 3-16 years, with the post 16 Provision a short distance away on a site shared with Treetops School's new Childrens Centre. The school caters for pupils/students who have Profound and Severe Learning Difficulties and Neurological Impairment. Beacon Hill will provide a learning environment where individual needs are recognised and supported. We will ensure that all pupils are given access to a curriculum that offers opportunities to access as wide a range of experiences as possible, acknowledging that a small step for one may be a giant leap for another. We will encourage and celebrate achievement at all levels, and help pupils to reach the highest personal standards to enable them to become valued members of the community. 'Achievement has no boundaries' Questionnaire details completed by the GSG.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
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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