- Lonsdale School
- Head: Ms Annemari Ottridge
- T 01438 726999
- F 01438 742 583
- E [email protected]
- W www.lonsdale.herts.sch.uk
- A state special school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 18. Type of SEN provision: PD - Physical Disability.
- Boarding: Yes
- Local authority: Hertfordshire
- Pupils: 86
- Religion: Does not apply
- Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
- 16-19 study programmes Good 2
- Early years provision Good 2
- Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 2
- 1 Short inspection 6th November 2019
- 2 Full inspection 26th January 2016
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: Inadequate on 22nd October 2014
- 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
Lonsdale School was opened in 1971, as a purpose built school for pupils with physical and neurological impairments. Our mission is to achieve excellence in meeting the needs of every individual at Lonsdale. Each pupil has unique and sometimes complex needs. In addition to a physical or neurological impairment, pupils may have sensory loss, a medical condition or associated difficulty in learning. To achieve our mission the partnership between home and school is of vital importance. We aim: •To provide and develop the best education and care, matched to the physical, communication and development needs of every individual; •To provide a secure environment and develop the independence and autonomy of every individual; •To teach pupils and support families to apply their rights and entitlement positively as citizens and demonstrate respect and value of others; •To develop the confidence, independence, self worth, spiritual and moral values of each individual
|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|
|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|
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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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:
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