- Greenacre School
Keresforth Hill Road
- Head: Diane Greaves
- T 01226 287165
- F 01226 295328
- E [email protected]
- A state special school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 19.
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Barnsley
- Pupils: 318
- Religion: Does not apply
- 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 18th January 2018
- 2 Full inspection 6th March 2013
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 5th November 2009
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
This is not currently a GSG-reviewed school.
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Results by exam and subject
Special Education Needs
All pupils at Greenacre have a Statement of Special Educational Needs. Their specific needs identified in their Statements are met through Individual Education Plans (IEPs), plans that include physical needs plans, personal care plans, medical care plans and behaviour modification plans as appropriate. The school recognises that all pupils are entitled to follow and benefit from the National Curriculum. Staff plan appropriate curriculum opportunities that provide exciting and stimulating learning experiences at the appropriate level for all pupils. Greenacre School is well resourced with specialist equipment, including computers, electronic aids and interactive technology. There are specialist areas including a nursing station, hydrotherapy pool, light and sound rooms, soft play room, ICT suite, as well as food technology and design and technology rooms. A specialist music room and drama studio complete a very exciting range of facilities. There is also a room designated for parents use. There is a school house on Victoria Road that is used as a life skills training base for older students. The school also has access to a specially resourced house on Myrtle Street. This facility is completely accessible to all wheelchair users and provides a further invaluable life-skills teaching base.
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