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  • Rowdeford School
    Rowde
    Devizes
    Wiltshire
    SN10 2QQ
  • Head: Mr Michael Loveridge Pgce, Npqh, Bsc
  • T 01380 850309
  • F 01380 859708
  • E admin@rowdeford.wilts.sch.uk
  • A state special school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 16.
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: Wiltshire
  • Pupils: 129
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Outstanding 1
      • Personal development, behaviour and welfare Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 1
    • 1 Full inspection 29th September 2016
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 28th November 2013
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What the school says...

Rowdeford is a state school for pupils with statements aged 11-16 with complex learning needs and social communication difficulties. We follow a values-based curriculum and promote learning outside the classroom (LOtC).

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Girls taking Speech & Drama at an English Comprehensive School (ELQ Band B)

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Special Education Needs

Rowdeford School is a secondary (11-16years), co-educational special school for pupils with complex learning difficulties. This includes pupils whose measured ability and attainment place them on either the moderate learning difficulties spectrum, or at the top end of the severe learning difficulties spectrum. Many also have associated medical conditions and /or syndromes. All are considered to be socially vulnerable. The school has boarding provision for up to 24 pupils. It also has a specialist centre for pupils with Autistic Spectrum Disorders, called the Prospect Centre. All pupils admitted to the school have a Statement of Special Educational Needs under the 1996 Education Act. The school caters for 122 pupils at present and is set to expand to 130.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers
Aspergers Syndrome [archived]
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
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
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty Y
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability Y
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication Y
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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