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  • RNIB Sunshine House School and Children's Home
    33 Dene Road
    Northwood
    Middlesex
    HA6 2DD
  • Head: Mr J Ayres
  • T 01923 822538
  • F 01923 826227
  • E [email protected]
  • W www.rnib.org.uk
  • A special independent school for boys and girls aged from 2 to 14. Type of SEN provision: PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty; VI - Visual Impairment.
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: Hillingdon
  • Pupils: 41
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • 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 9th July 2014
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 29th June 2011
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What the school says...

RNIB Sunshine House in Northwood, Middlesex, is a specialist primary school and residence for children, also offering support and services for families. We provide a safe and supportive environment for blind and partially sighted children with significant learning difficulties and disabilities to meet their full potential. Boasting a range of specialist indoor and outdoor facilities, Sunshine House is a fun and inspiring place to learn, play and stay. ...Read more

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Special Education Needs

We are a non-maintained primary special school for children with multiple disabilities and a visual impairment(MDVI). Our on-site residential provision is open during weekdays, term-time only. We meet all the requirements of the National Minimum Care Standards for residential Special Schools. We deliver high quality teaching, providing a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum (including the National Curriculum and religious education) to meet the needs of the pupils. We deliver the additional curriculum needed by children with a visual impairment and provide therapies through our multi-professional staff team.

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
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment Y

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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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most years
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