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  • The Milestone School
    Longford Lane
    Gloucester
    Gloucestershire
    GL2 9EU
  • Head: Mrs Lyn Dance
  • T 01452 874000
  • F 01452 500 602
  • E [email protected]
  • W www.themilestoneschool.ik.org
  • A state special school for boys and girls aged from 2 to 16. Type of SEN provision: ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder; HI - Hearing Impairment; MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty; 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; VI - Visual Impairment.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Gloucestershire
  • Pupils: 311
  • 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 June 2017
    • 2 Full inspection 13th September 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 18th September 2009
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What the school says...

The Milestone is a Leading Edge school and is one of the biggest of its type in the country. We offer many specialisms, including curriculum adaptation for children with special educational needs, Conductive Education, provisions for Autistic Spectrum Disorder and Social Use of Language Programme.

The school offers the full National Curriculum as a basis for curriculum development, and adds to this a wide range of additional activities for personal and social growth.

Links with mainstream schools are developed through joint projects in certain subjects across the key stages. Our integration programme is important in ensuring that children who are transferring to mainstream are supported throughout the transition.

By virtue of its distinctive blend of expertise, facilities and resources, The Milestone School plays a significant role in the network of services the Education Authority provides for meeting the special educational needs of pupils in Gloucestershire. The school provides advice and support for teachers of pupils with physical and learning disabilities in mainstream school.
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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking Basic Communication Skills at an English Comprehensive School (ELQ Band B)

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Special Education Needs

The Milestone is a Leading Edge school and is one of the biggest of its type in the country. We offer many specialisms, including curriculum adaptation for children with special educational needs, Conductive Education, provisions for Autistic Spectrum Disorder and Social Use of Language Programme. The school offers the full National Curriculum as a basis for curriculum development, and adds to this a wide range of additional activities for personal and social growth. Links with mainstream schools are developed through joint projects in certain subjects across the key stages. Our integration programme is important in ensuring that children who are transferring to mainstream are supported throughout the transition. By virtue of its distinctive blend of expertise, facilities and resources, The Milestone School plays a significant role in the network of services the Education Authority provides for meeting the special educational needs of pupils in Gloucestershire. The school provides advice and support for teachers of pupils with physical and learning disabilities in mainstream school.

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 Y
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty Y
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 Y

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