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  • Bensham Manor School
    Ecclesbourne Road
    Thornton Heath
    Surrey
    CR7 7BN
  • Head: Mr Phil Poulton
  • T 020 8684 0116
  • F 020 8683 1301
  • E [email protected]
  • W www.benshammanor.co.uk
  • A state special school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 19. Type of SEN provision: ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder; MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Croydon
  • Pupils: 184
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Good 2
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 2
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 2
    • 1 Short inspection 17th January 2018
    • 2 Full inspection 20th March 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: Satisfactory on 12th May 2011
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What the school says...

The school has recently opened a new 1.8M extention to its ASD Department. This department has now expanded and caters for up to 48 ASD pupils. Additionally, there are ASD pupils based across both Key Stages in the Main School Department. There are currently approximately 70 pupils with ASD on roll at Bensham Manor School.
Bensham Manor offers outreach in ASD to other local schools and hosts a well established and well supported ASD Support Group for local professionals and parents. This includes regular workshop, seminars and lectures led by key figures and experts in working with people with ASD.
Please visit our website on;
www.benshammanor.com
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What the parents say...

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Special Education Needs

Bensham Manor is a secondary special school for pupils with a range of learning difficulties including Moderate Learning Difficulties and Autism. There are 165 pupils on roll. The school is currently organised in two departments - Main School and ASD. There are approximately 70 ASD pupils on roll with 48 based in the ASD Department. The school offers a good range of accreditation at Key Stage 4 including over twelve subjects at Entry Level (Certificate of Educational Achievement), English, Mathematics and Art at GCSE, and a range of ASDAN Awards. The school recently had a very positive OFSTED Inspection (October 2006) This report can be viewed on the OFSTED website.

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 Y
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
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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