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  • Sherbourne Fields School
    Rowington Close
    West Midlands
    CV6 1PR
  • Head: Mrs Shivaun Duffy Moriarty
  • T 024 7659 1501
  • F 024 7659 0517
  • E [email protected]…
  • W
  • A state special school for boys and girls aged from 2 to 19 with physical disabilities, complex medical conditions, social communication and learning difficulties.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Coventry
  • Pupils: 200; sixth formers: 31 – 11 girls and 20 boys.
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 2
    • 1 Short inspection 4th October 2018
    • 2 Full inspection 5th February 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 28th November 2011
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

Once a week, pupils all have financial education. It ranges from ‘youngsters that are becoming familiar with holding a coin or glancing towards money, to youngsters that are actually working out household bills,’ says head. ‘It’s important for our pupils to learn these skills, know how to get the right change, be independent.’ Growing vegetables, keeping chickens, or woodwork gives children a skill and a potential hobby for later life, keeping depression at bay, which can be a particular problem for those with autism spectrum disorder. When the children wanted more chickens, they were told that they needed to make a profit to pay for feed...

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Since 2013, Shivaun Duffy Moriarty. Fine art graduate who started working life as an independent artist, then studied for a PGSE specialising in SEN at Middlesex University. Taught for 12 years at Grove Park Special School, now called The Village, in North London. Got a job as deputy head at Sherbourne Fields in 2010. Delighted to be able to return to Coventry, where her wider family lives, to bring up her two daughters.

Comes from warm, close family and is one of six siblings who are all involved in education. Says that she has her mother to thank for her solution-focused attitude. ‘Nothing was a barrier, nothing was a problem and nothing would stop anybody doing anything. So I’ve always been absolutely immersed in that sort of belief. It was something...

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Special Education Needs

School caters for physical disabilities, medical conditions and learning difficulties.

Interpreting catchment maps

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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.

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Further reading

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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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