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  • Slated Row School
    Old Wolverton Road
    Milton Keynes
    MK12 5NJ
  • Head: Mr Jonathan Budd
  • T 01908 316017
  • F 01908 315082
  • E [email protected]
  • W www.slatedrows…
  • A state special school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 19 with social, emotional and mental health needs.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Milton Keynes
  • Pupils: 186
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • 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 16th May 2018
    • 2 Full inspection 28th November 2013

    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 2nd December 2008
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

Great emphasis placed on social skills, self-esteem and ‘learning for life.’  All learn life skills, gaining a qualification. Older pupils encouraged to be independent, travel on public transport, develop shopping skills and ‘getting ready for work’ lessons. Recent innovation from older girls is Hot and Not Bothered, which encourages girls to take part in sport. Sixth form girls came up with the idea to keep girls active and run it themselves - excellent. ‘The school has been a breath of fresh air for our family,’ was said by more than one family. All spoke about the friendliness and welcome they had received...

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking Geography at an English Comprehensive School (ELQ Band C)
  • Excellent performance by Boys taking Art & Design at an English Comprehensive School (ELQ Band C)

What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2014 Jonathan Budd, late 30s. Degree in leisure management but always interested in teaching. An army child who spent his summers with his PE teacher mother in a special school, helping with sports and swimming. Left university and became a teachers' assistant at an autism based school. ‘I was with a child who spoke his first word when he was with me, and that was it: I knew this was for me.’ After PGCE, he was offered a teaching job in the same school. He has never taught in mainstream. Hugely experienced with ASD and social communication difficulties. This is his first headship. Loved by pupils, staff and parents, as was apparent on our tour of the school. Knows every child and greeted with delight by many pupils. ‘He took up the baton...

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