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  • The Laurel Academy
    Maple Road
    Mexborough
    S64 9SD
  • Head: Mr Richard Wood
  • F 01709 578080
  • W www.mexboroughacademy.co.uk
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Doncaster
  • Pupils: 661
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Inadequate 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Inadequate 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Requires improvement 1
      • Personal development, behaviour and welfare Requires improvement 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Requires improvement 1
    • 1 Full inspection 21st September 2017
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Inadequate on 21st May 2014
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

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Special Education Needs

Mexborough School operates an inclusive policy and educates pupils with a wide range of abilities and Special Educational Needs. The school has around 25 staff dedicated to providing learning support and mentoring for pupils who experience barriers to learning. These are further supported by a strong pastoral team to help pupils at all stages of secondary education. Numeracy and Literacy lessons are provided by qualified specialist teachers for Special Educational Needs pupils in small group classes and experienced Learning Support Assistants provide in class support for pupils with a range of learning difficulties including Autism, Dyslexia, Discalculia, Dyspraxia and Moderate Learning Difficulties. Support is also available for pupils with physical difficulties including hearing and visual impairment. Additional specific support is provided for individual pupils via I.T. based systems designed to provide personalised target setting and monitoring. Laptops are available for pupils with writing difficulties and early morning handwriting and reading classes are offered. A homework club with extensive resources and staff support for pupils experiencing difficulties with completing or organising their homework is available after school 4 days per week. A safe haven with activities is provided at lunchtimes and break-times for pupils who may experience stress in the general playground environment. Mentors experienced in counselling pupils with emotional difficulties are available and there are strong links with external agencies to provide specialist help or resources.

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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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