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  • Dame Hannah Rogers School
    Woodland Road
    PL21 9HQ
  • Head: Mr Jason Ryder
  • T 01752 892461
  • F 01752 898101
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • A special independent school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 19. Type of SEN provision: ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder; PD - Physical Disability; PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty; SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Devon
  • Pupils: 15 girls and boys, some boarders
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • Fees: Usually paid by LA
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
      • 16-19 study programmes Good 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 1
    • 1 Full inspection 9th November 2016
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Requires improvement on 21st October 2014
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

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Special Education Needs

Dame Hannah Rogers School is a Non-Maintained Residential Special School and Further Education Department. We meet the needs of students with physical difficulties and associated learning difficulties (from moderate to profound) in addition many have sensory impairments usually associated with their disabilities. Many of our students have complex physical or medical problems. We are greatly experienced in working with young people who have communication difficulties. Our current age range is from 5-19 years. We meet those needs by providing a multi-disciplinary team approach alongside a waking hour curriculum. Students within the school (5-16 years) have access to a broad and balanced inclusive curriculum, which is specifically matched to individual needs. We follow the National Curriculum and offer a range of accredited courses at Key Stage 4 and above. The high staff to student ratio, which includes 24 hour nursing cover, ensures that all students have access to a high standard of support for all aspects of their school/residential experience. Standards of care are very high and the school has had excellent inspection results from the Commission for Social Care Inspection and Ofsted. Within our Further Education Department (16-19 years) we offer Life Skills alongside basic educational skills and the students are housed in specially adapted bungalows in order to maximise their independence skills. A range of therapies is provided including Physiotherapy, Speech and Language Therapy,Music Therapy, Hydrotherapy, Rebound Therapy and Riding for the Disabled.Therapy. Dame Hannah Rogers School has been included on the OFSTED Outstanding Providers List having received three outstanding inspection reports. We have an exceptional learning environment.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
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 Y
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty Y
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty Y
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

Interpreting catchment maps

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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.

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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.

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