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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…home?authuser=0
  • 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: 212
  • 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 16th November 2023
    • 2 Full inspection 27th 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 1st 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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What The Good Schools Guide says

Executive Headteacher

Executive Headteacher: Since 2014 Jonathan Budd. 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 teaching assistant at an autism 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 autism and social communication difficulties.

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 when...

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Special Education Needs

The Good Schools Guide writes: Slated Row is a community school providing for pupils with moderate learning difficulties and more complex special educational needs. Inspected by Ofsted in 2005 the school received an outstanding report. Ofsted noted 'learners make excellent progress' and observed 'exemplary teaching' and a 'very well judged curriculum'.

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