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  • Portland Academy
    Weymouth Road
    Chapelgarth
    Sunderland
    Tyne and Wear
    SR3 2NQ
  • Head: Mrs Sharon Common
  • T 0191 553 6050
  • F 01915 536048
  • E [email protected]
  • W www.portlandcollege.org
  • A state special school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 19. Type of SEN provision: PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty; SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Sunderland
  • Pupils: 162
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Requires improvement 1
      • 16-19 study programmes Requires improvement 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Requires improvement 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Requires improvement 1
      • Personal development, behaviour and welfare Good 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 1
    • 1 Full inspection 22nd June 2017
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Requires improvement on 22nd January 2015
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

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Special Education Needs

Portland School is a community special school providing for pupils from eleven to nineteen years who have severe, profound and multiple learning difficulties and may have challenging behaviour.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
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 Y
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty Y
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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