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  • Thomas Wolsey School
    Defoe Road
    Ipswich
    Suffolk
    IP1 6SG
  • Head: Helen Macdougall MEd
  • T 01473 467600
  • F 01473 462525
  • E [email protected]
  • W www.thomaswolsey.com
  • A state special school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 16. Type of SEN provision: ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder; MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty; MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment; 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: Suffolk
  • Pupils: 101
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • Early years provision Outstanding 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 28th November 2014
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 24th February 2012
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What the school says...

Converted to an academy 2012

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Special Education Needs

Thomas Wolsey School is the County Community Special School for pupils who have complex physical and sensory impairment. The pupils have a wide range of educational abilities and benefit from small group teaching and a multi-professional staff team. We specialise in communication, technology access, multi-sensory curriculum, creative arts and inclusive PE. We have an Outreach Service to support inclusion of pupils with complex needs in mainstream schools.

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 Y
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment Y
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
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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