Colnbrook School A GSG School
- Colnbrook School
- Head: Kerry Harris
- T 020 8428 1281
- F 020 8421 5359
- E email@example.com
- W www.colnbrook.herts.sch.uk
- A special state school for pupils aged from 4 to 11 with autism, learning difficulties and speech and language difficulties.
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Hertfordshire
- Pupils: 100
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- Current Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 24th October 2013
- Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 12th April 2008
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
What The Good Schools Guide says..
Colnbrook is able to cater for and support the full spectrum of academic ability. Over the past decade, with approximately 17 leavers per year, two have been able to attend university. One recent ex-pupil is about to embark upon a music degree, having received the highest grades possible on his qualifying course. His father credits Colnbrook with having given him ...
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What The Good Schools Guide says
Since September 2015, Kerry Harris. BEd from Greenwich, BPhil from Birmingham, masters in special needs and inclusion from Mitchigan University, PGCE from Roehampton in teaching children with autism.
Each child in the school has a statement of special educational need. Some 50 per cent have autism spectrum disorder, 40 per cent learning difficulties and 10 per cent speech and language difficulties. A provision panel decides whether the child meets the guidelines on cognitive functioning, academic attainment and speech therapy. If a child meets these, then a placement panel selects the school nearest to the home address. Parents can opt for a school which is not their closest geographically but all transport costs to and from school must be met by parents. Children travel in from a 20 mile radius. Pupils can join at any stage:...
Special Education Needs
Colnbrook is a Primary School for children with moderate learning difficulties. At present, the school can cater for up to 80 children between the ages of 4 and 11 years with an additional 10 places in the Autism Base. At Colnbrook we aim to provide a stimulating, happy, secure educational environment for our children in order to encourage them to develop social and academic skills in accordance with each individual's ability. We aim to help our children make the most of their capabilities. We believe that children learn best when they are happy and satisfied and we make every effort to ensure that they find their work both interesting and rewarding. We believe that the children learn best when they have a positive self-image and this is only achieved through a child having successful learning experiences. Colnbrook is the first Special School in Hertfordshire to have been awarded the Basic Skills Agency's Quality Mark for its teaching of Literacy and Numeracy. It has recently become the first Special School in Hertfordshire to reach the standard for the School Self Evaluation Award. Colnbrook was judged to be an “outstanding school” by Ofsted in their report dated October 2005 Nov 09.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder||Y|
|Aspergers Syndrome [archived]|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|Delicate Medical Problems [archived]|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory||Y|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|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|