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  • Penn Hall School
    Vicarage Road
    WV4 5HP
  • Head: Mr Dave Parry
  • T 01902 558355
  • F 01902 558363
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  • W
  • A special state school for pupils aged from 3 to 19 with physical difficulties and complex medical needs
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Wolverhampton
  • Pupils: 81
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Open days: June and July
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 1st March 2013
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 27th January 2010
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

Students were encouraged by praise throughout the lesson. All very well-behaved, with the inevitable foray into talk of other bodily functions being neatly brushed aside by staff. Outside in the hall, we bumped into a minion pushing a trolley of sweets, supplied by a local charity. Mr Parry paused to pose with him and an excited-looking pupil for a photo. Later on, over a cup of tea…

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Since 2010, Mr David Parry (50s) Greets us with a big beam and a firm handshake. Smartly dressed in a cheerful blue suit, he chats away in a warm Brummie burr. Married to Stacy, a retired mainstream teaching assistant. Bit of an education theme in the family: two of their four children teach children with special needs. Attends local Baptist church and follows football in his spare time.

Started career in SEN by chance. Phoning around schools in the hope of landing his first teaching job, he dialled a special school by mistake, which led to a job offer. Taught children with moderate learning difficulties at West Croft Junior School, Devon for eight years. After that, he helped young people with additional needs make the transition to further education at...

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