Hamilton Lodge School and College for Deaf Children
- Hamilton Lodge School and College for Deaf Children
- Head: Mr David Couch
- T 01273 682362
- F 01273 695742
- E [email protected]
- W www.hamiltonls.co.uk
- A special independent school for boys and girls aged from 5 to 19. Type of SEN provision: HI - Hearing Impairment; MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty.
- Boarding: Yes
- Local authority: Brighton and Hove
- Pupils: 61
- Religion: Does not apply
- Fees: Paid by LAs
- 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 15th December 2015
- 2 Full inspection 4th July 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: Good on 26th November 2008
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
What the school says...
Hamilton Lodge teaches each one of its pupils and students to:
*successfully acquire language and communication skills
*develop emotionally, socially & spiritually
*be healthy and fit and enjoy their leisure time
*become confident and independent young people ready to be able to continue learning and enter employment.
The child centred communication approach at Hamilton Lodge supports the development of both English and British Sign Language. Following the sad closure of Ovingdean Hall School last year seven of its pupils joined us. They are doing well here, evidence that our child centred approach caters well for children from different educational backgrounds.
Young people receive outstanding levels of individual support, guidance and care. Relationships between staff and young people are professional and respectful. It is clear that the culture of the school promotes the empowerment of young people.
Ofsted Care Inspection 2011 ...Read more
What the parents say...
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Overall school performance (for comparison or review only)
Results by exam and subject
Special Education Needs
The School caters for pupils aged between 5 and 18, who are severely or profoundly hearing-impaired, including many with additional needs.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder|
|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||Y|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty||Y|
|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|
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