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  • Canon Slade CofE School
    Bradshaw Brow
    BL2 3BP
  • Head: Mr A Mottershead
  • T 01204 333343
  • F 01204 333340
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  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Bolton
  • Pupils: 1,695; sixth formers: 350
  • Religion: Church of England
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • 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 13th December 2012
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 11th January 2008
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

Founded in 1855 by Canon James Slade for 'classical and moral instruction in conformity with the principles of the Church of England'. A life-size oil still oversees the hall and the annual Founder's Day service commemorating his death is much loved by all. Ambitious gifted and talented programme. Target setting through all years – 'You've got to be prepared to work hard here,' say pupils, 'but they don't leave anyone behind; everyone's encouraged to do their best'. Drama and dance studios with full length mirrored walls, state-of-the-art sound recording studio with full time technician...

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Excellent performance by Boys taking Physics at an English Comprehensive School (GCE AS level)
  • Best performance by Boys taking Performing Arts at an English Comprehensive School (Applied GCE AS level)

What The Good Schools Guide says

Head teacher

Since September 2017, David Burton, previously head of Sir John Thursby Community College in Burnley. Studied science at Oxford; taught physics and chemistry in a range of secondary schools.

Academic matters

Intake from the whole ability range and results generally consistently well above average - 28 per cent A*-A/9-7 grades at GCSE in 2017, with 84 per cent getting 4-9 in both maths and English; at A level, 20 per cent A*/A.

Performing arts particularly strong, reflecting specialist college status; top school nationally for the AVCE vocational performing arts for boys and pupils regularly hit the top five per cent of results nationally at all levels in drama and dance, as well as in modern languages. ICT results were notably disappointing in comparison, but school says they are greatly improving thanks to...

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Special Education Needs

We believe that every child is uniquely a creation of God and as such should be cared for as that unique and special person. We acknowledge that any pupil may have special educational needs at some point during their schooling. We aim to provide both short and long term support. We have set up a number of strategies for our pupil's benefit in order to allow full access to the National Curriculum and allow them to reach their full potential academically, emotionally and socially. Our provision includes: Social Group, Nuture Group, Modified Homework Planners, Alpha Smarts, Tranisition Package,Small Group Work, One to One, Focus and outside agencies. We have a caring, flexible approach to all our pupils and try to meet the specific needs of each child.

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

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