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  • Chadsgrove School
    Meadow Road
    B61 0JL
  • Head: Ms D Rattley
  • T 01527 871511
  • F 01527 579 341
  • E [email protected]
  • W www.chadsgrove…
  • A special state school for children aged 2 to 19 who have physical disabilities and/or complex medical needs
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Worcestershire
  • Pupils: 142
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 2
    • 1 Short inspection 4th March 2020
    • 2 Full inspection 13th November 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: Good on 26th April 2010
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

This is not currently a GSG-reviewed school.

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Who came from where

Who goes where

Special Education Needs

The Good Schools Guide writes: Chadsgrove School Specialist Sports College is a special school for pupils with a physical disability. The school has some specialist provision for pupils with sensory impairments. Many pupils have additional needs including: epilespy, communication or learning difficulties. The majority of children have cerebral palsy, some have spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, cystic fibrosis, cardiac problems etc. According to the school prospectus, the school has a number of specialist areas including a swimming/hydrotherapy pool, food technology room, an art/design technology room, a science room, a multi-sensory room, a soft play room and a resource base for the teacher for children with visual impairments plus medical and physiotherapy rooms and an occupational therapy/speech and language therapy base. Quite a high proportion of pupils use wheelchairs including electric wheelchairs, however, some pupils are fully ambulant with less severe physical disability. Chadsgrove claims to be a true comprehensive school in that a number of children are studying Entry Level G.C.S.E. courses, whilst some others may experience moderate or more severe and complex difficulties with their learning. The school makes a significant contribution to outreach: supporting over 230 children. The majority of these pupils have cerebral palsy but others may have spina bifida, arthritis, or other forms of physical disability. Some may have experienced traumatic injury or have a temporary disabling condition. Quite a number have limited mobility and a few use wheelchairs regularly. Some, but not all, have statements of special educational needs maintained by the LEA. The school holds a number of awards including: Investors in People, Eco Schools and Sportsmark Gold.

Interpreting catchment maps

The maps show in colour where the pupils at a school came from*. Red = most pupils to Blue = fewest.

Where the map is not coloured we have no record in the previous three years of any pupils being admitted from that location based on the options chosen.

For help and explanation of our catchment maps see: Catchment maps explained

Further reading

If there are more applicants to a school than it has places for, who gets in is determined by which applicants best fulfil the admissions criteria.

Admissions criteria are often complicated, and may change from year to year. The best source of information is usually the relevant local authority website, but once you have set your sights on a school it is a good idea to ask them how they see things panning out for the year that you are interested in.

Many schools admit children based on distance from the school or a fixed catchment area. For such schools, the cut-off distance will vary from year to year, especially if the school give priority to siblings, and the pattern will be of a central core with outliers (who will mostly be siblings). Schools that admit on the basis of academic or religious selection will have a much more scattered pattern.

*The coloured areas outlined in black are Census Output Areas. These are made up of a group of neighbouring postcodes, which accounts for their odd shapes. These provide an indication, but not a precise map, of the school’s catchment: always refer to local authority and school websites for precise information.

The 'hotter' the colour the more children have been admitted.

Children get into the school from here:

most years
quite often
sometimes, but not in this year

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