- Culverhill School
- Head: Mr Andrew Buckton
- T 01454 866930
- F 01454 866931
- E [email protected]
- A state special school for boys and girls aged from 7 to 16.
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: South Gloucester
- Pupils: 132
- Religion: Does not apply
- Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
- Outcomes for children and learners Good 2
- Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 2
- Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 2
- 1 Short inspection 29th September 2016
- 2 Full inspection 17th October 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: Outstanding on 25th November 2009
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
This is not currently a GSG-reviewed school.
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Overall school performance (for comparison or review only)
Results by exam and subject
Special Education Needs
Reproduced by the Good Schools Guide with the kind permission of the school: "Culverhill is a Special School maintained by South Gloucestershire Education Authority to provide a quality education for pupils with complex learning difficulties. Staff and governors here work with parents and other professionals to make the most of a child's strengths and to ensure that they are able to develop their potential. We try to build self-esteem and confidence in an atmosphere where everyone is valued and success is always celebrated. We have 137 pupils currently on roll between the ages of 7 and 16 who have Statements which reflect their moderate learning difficulties plus a range of additional specific learning difficulties including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Communication Disorders, and physical or sensory difficulties. Pupils are taught in classes of 11/12 pupils usually with the support of a special needs assistant working alongside the teacher. All National Curriculum subjects are taught with the emphasis on small, achievable steps and practical opportunities for reinforcement. Pupils have Individual Education Plans and are encouraged to share in the setting and reviewing of personal targets."
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
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:
sometimes, but not in this year