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  • Chadsgrove School
    Meadow Road
    Catshill
    Bromsgrove
    Worcestershire
    B61 0JL
  • Head: Ms D Rattley
  • T 01527 871511
  • F 01527 579 341
  • E office@chadsgrove.worcs.sch.uk
  • W www.chadsgrove…eb/home/161326
  • A state special school for boys and girls aged from 2 to 19.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Worcestershire
  • Pupils: 138
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • 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 12th January 2016
    • 2 Full inspection 14th 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 27th April 2010
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

One mother noted that since joining the school her son has gained confidence: 'He's learning to reach out for things, he has become more sociable and generally happier.' Children told us: 'Everybody gets along' and 'It's a really happy place'. This is a busy school with children engaged all the time. Many need wheelchairs or other support equipment so corridors and classrooms are crowded and some are moved around on specialist beds so they can lie down...

 

 

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Since 2009, Deb Rattley, previously deputy head at Sunfield, a special school in Clent, Stourbridge, which offers 52 week residential provision for young people with autism and complex needs.

Admired by staff, parents and governors, Rattley is exceptionally well organised and encourages her staff to follow this example. Every piece of administration seems to be in the correct, clearly labelled folder in her office and while you suspect she has every detail of every pupil and every member of staff in her head, it is reassuring to know that she can pull out supporting evidence without pausing for breath. This may be why Ofsted likes the school so much.

Judged as outstanding in every category in 2012, school was inspected again in 2016 when inspectors added: 'It...

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