Oswaldtwistle White Ash School
- Oswaldtwistle White Ash School
- Head: Mrs Sarah Holt
- T 01254 235772
- F 01254 385 652
- E [email protected]
- W www.whiteash.lancs.sch.uk
- A state special school for boys and girls aged from 2 to 11. Type of SEN provision: HI - Hearing Impairment; OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability; SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty; VI - Visual Impairment.
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Lancashire
- Pupils: 112
- Religion: Does not apply
- Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
- Early years provision Outstanding 2
- Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 2
- 1 Short inspection 6th March 2019
- 2 Full inspection 13th January 2015
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 23rd May 2012
- 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)
Special Education Needs
White Ash School provides a happy, stable, caring environment, founded on respect for the essential warmth and human dignity of all of its members, regardless of sex, colour, race or creed. Our school provides stimulating and challenging opportunities for the development of the whole child and the acquisition of skills for life. It ensures an appropriate curriculum, with evidence of learning and progress in order to seek the highest possible standard for each individual, always recognising and rewarding effort and achievement. Shared aims are fostered by the school attaching a high priority to strong links and good relationships between school, home, other agencies and the wider community. The school aims to provide a curriculum that is broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated to the needs of each individual student. There is a strong emphasis in the school curriculum on the teaching of communication, movement and social skills. White Ash has links, for inclusion purposes, with mainstream schools in the Oswaldtwistle area both in the primary and secondary phases of education.
|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|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability||Y|
|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||Y|
|VI - Visual Impairment||Y|
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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*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
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