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  • Ridgeway School
    Moorland Road
    Plympton
    Plymouth
    Devon
    PL7 2RS
  • Head: Ms Lisa Boorman BSc Hons
  • T 01752 338373
  • F 01752 331559
  • E ridgeway.school@plymouth.gov.uk
  • W www.plympton.academy
  • A mainstream state school for pupils aged from 11 to 18
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Plymouth
  • Pupils: 764
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
      • 16-19 study programmes Requires improvement 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Good 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 1
      • Personal development, behaviour and welfare Good 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 1
    • 1 Full inspection 14th January 2016
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Requires improvement on 25th April 2014
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What the school says...

Converted to an academy 2011.

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Special Education Needs

The Learning Support Department has a Literacy programme for Key Stage 3 students to improve their skills. It also has a transition group of ten students who are taught by one teacher for 50 per cent of their timetable until the Spring half term in Y7. The department supports student learning throughout the school via a number of excellent teaching assistants and a superb departmental administrator. We have an Enhanced Specialist Provision for 10 students statemented in the Autistic Spectrum.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Aspergers Syndrome [archived]
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Delicate Medical Problems [archived]
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Epilepsy [archived]
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
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
VI - Visual Impairment

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