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  • Springwell School
    Hinkler Road
    Thornhill
    Southampton
    Hampshire
    SO19 6DH
  • Head: Mrs J Partridge
  • T 023 8044 5981
  • F 02380 426 874
  • E [email protected]
  • W www.springwellschool.net
  • A state special school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 11. Type of SEN provision: ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder; MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment; PD - Physical Disability; PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty; SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health; SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication; SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty; SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Southampton
  • Pupils: 131
  • 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 13th July 2017
    • 2 Full inspection 14th March 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 13th July 2010
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

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Who came from where

Who goes where

Special Education Needs

We pride ourselves on the quality of education we provide for our pupils and the ongoing opportunities we create to encourage and increase their independence. The school is currently part of a major re-organisation of the Special Schools in Southampton. In September 2007 we moved to a newly adapted building. In addition to the eight bright and airy classrooms, all with computers and interactive whiteboards, the school has a range of facilities including: a hydro therapy pool, art room, ICT area, food technology room, multi sensory room, soft play room and outdoor play and teaching areas. We are situated on the same site as Thornhill Primary school allowing shared events and activities to take place. The school has eight classes, mostly of mixed age groups with eight pupils on average in each class. We provide Outreach support for pupils with special needs in mainstream schools; a team of two teachers and three members of the support staff work with pupils and staff in mainstream schools on a regular basis. To be a successful school, enabling pupils to make good progress and grow as individuals, it is vital to work collaboratively with parents. We value our close links with parents and look forward to working in partnership with you and providing a rewarding and challenging education for your child. We are committed to providing a range of exciting learning opportunities relevant to every child’s needs in an environment in which every child is respected and valued.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
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
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability Y
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty Y
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health Y
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication Y
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty Y
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
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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