- Heathlands School
- Head: Mrs Deborah Jones-Stevens
- T 01727 807807
- F 01727 754 064
- E [email protected]
- W www.heathlands.herts.sch.uk
- A state special school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 16.
- Boarding: Yes
- Local authority: Hertfordshire
- Pupils: 96
- Religion: Does not apply
- Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
- Early years provision Outstanding 1
- Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
- 1 Full inspection 26th September 2017
- Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 13th March 2013
- 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
Heathlands is an all age (3-16), day and weekly residential, community special school for deaf children who access the National Curriculum through Total Communication. This approach, with its emphasis on language development, speech, sign and use of residual hearing, underpins the ethos of this school and is central to pupil achievement. Ofsted reported that 'Pupils at Heathlands do significantly better than many other pupils in schools for the deaf across the country'. The school has pioneered successful Inclusion partnerships with both Primary and Secondary schools since 1987. It is also a regional resource centre with pupils from 21 different LEAs besides Herts
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