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  • Rosewood Free School
    Aldermoor Road
    Southampton
    Hampshire
    SO16 5NA
  • Head: Zoe Evans
  • T 023 8057 1050
  • F 023 8051 3473
  • E [email protected]
  • W www.rosewoodfreeschool.org.uk
  • A state special school for boys and girls aged from 2 to 19. Type of SEN provision: MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment; OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability; PD - Physical Disability; PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Southampton
  • Pupils: 48
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 2
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Outstanding 2
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 2
    • 1 Short inspection 17th May 2018
    • 2 Full inspection 16th July 2014

    Short inspection reports only give an overall grade; you have to read the report itself to gauge whether the detailed grading from the earlier full inspection still stands.

  • Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 11th January 2012
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

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Special Education Needs

Rosewood is a non-maintained special school for children and young people who have profound and multiple learning difficulties requiring a holistic education and therapeutic approach. The main criteria for admission to Rosewood School are: profound and multiple learning difficulties, severe learning difficulties with additional physical disabilities, a moderate/severe level of sensory impairment. Pupils may also have all or some of the following needs: life limiting/threatening conditions; complex neurological impairment; severe and/or uncontrollable epilepsy; motor impairment; acute medical conditions, which require constant medical/classroom supervision and immediate medical intervention; feeding difficulties including enteral feeding; or severe communication delay. The school has an on site therapy department including occupational and physiotherapy, speech and language therapy, music therapy and hydrotherapy. There is also a full time nurse and two health care support workers. Teachers, therapists and nursing staff work together to maximise the child’s learning and well-being.

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 Y
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability Y
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability Y
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

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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.

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