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  • Durham Community Business College for Technology and Enterprise
    Bracken Court
    Ushaw Moor
    Durham
    DH7 7NG
  • Head: Ms Alison Jobling
  • T 0191 373 0336
  • F 01913 730710
  • E durhamcbc@durhamlearning.net
  • W durhamfederation.net
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 16.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Durham
  • Pupils: 343
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Inadequate 1
      • 16-19 study programmes Inadequate 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Inadequate 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Inadequate 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Inadequate 1
    • 1 Full inspection 18th September 2014
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 16th February 2011
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What the school says...

In September 2005 we became the first Business, Technology and Enterprise College in the country.

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2016 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Girls taking Environmental Science at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE Full Course)

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Special Education Needs

Deerness Valley School is fully committed to the Inclusion Agenda and those students with Special Educational Needs. Its approach to SEN is one which encompasses the full range of need, from learning and behaviour needs to medical, physical, social and emotional needs. Every student is unique and individual and deserves to be treated with respect and with care for these needs. Deerness Valley School has strong links with external agencies to ensure that students' needs are met and has its own purpose built Social Inclusion Centre from which multi-agency liaison is managed.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
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
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

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