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  • Breakspeare School
    Gallows Hill Lane
    Abbots Langley
    Hertfordshire
    WD5 0BU
  • Head: Ms Merja Paakkonen
  • T 01923 263645
  • F 01923 260 087
  • E admin@breakspeare.herts.sch.uk
  • W www.breakspeare.herts.sch.uk
  • A state special school for boys and girls aged from 2 to 19. Type of SEN provision: ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder; PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty; SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Hertfordshire
  • Pupils: 76
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 14th February 2013
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 19th October 2007
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

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Special Education Needs

The good schools guide write: The school caters for pupils with severe or profound and multiple learning difficulties. All pupils have a statement of special educational needs. Those aged 5 to 16 follow the national curriculum. Sensory based teaching is used where needed. PSHE and communication are given high priority, both seen as important in meeting pupil need. Signing and symbols are used throughout the school with some pupils using electronic or computer assisted communication methods; parents are encouraged to participate in sign-along. The school has a range of facilities including a swimming pool and sensory garden. The team includes teachers, teaching assistantsm physio, speech and language and occupational therapists and a movement therapist. The school motto is: 'opportunity with dignity' and has investors in people status.

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 Y
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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