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  • Queensbury School
    Wood End Road
    Erdington
    Birmingham
    West Midlands
    B24 8BL
  • Head: Chris Wilson
  • T 0121 373 5731
  • F 01213 826147
  • E [email protected]
  • W www.queensburysch.com/
  • A state special school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 19. Type of SEN provision: ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder; Aspergers; Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders; Dyscalculia; Dysgraphia; Dyslexia; Dyspraxia; English as an additional language (EAL); Genetic; Has SEN unit or class; Mental health; MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty; Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty; SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health; SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication; SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty; SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Birmingham
  • Pupils: 236
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Inadequate 1
      • 16-19 study programmes Requires improvement 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Inadequate 1
    • 1 Full inspection 21st March 2018
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Requires improvement on 19th January 2016
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What the school says...

The school became a Special Academy School in September 2020

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Who came from where

Who goes where

Special Education Needs

Queensbury School provide secondary education for up to 250 students with specific special educational needs: MLD (Moderate Learning Difficulties), ASC (Autistic Spectrum Condition), SLD (Severe Learning Difficulties) and SEMH (Social Emotional and Mental Health). All students have an Education Health Care Plan or are in the process of receiving one. Queensbury School is part of the Education Impact Academy Trust and joined on the 1st September 2020. Significant investment of £3.5 million is being invested into the school, to ensure our staff and students have a learning environment for the 21st century. Working closely with Wilson Stuart School, The Hive College and other associated organisations who have a track record of Outstanding Ofsted judgements. We believe all students should unleash their limitless potential… they just need the right opportunity and environment.

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

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

Further reading

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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