Thorns Community College
- Thorns Community College
- Head: Mr Manny Kelay
- T 01384 816225
- F 01384 816226
- E [email protected]
- W www.thorns-s.dudley.sch.uk
- A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 16.
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Dudley
- Pupils: 991
- Religion: None
- Latest Overall effectiveness Inadequate 1
- Outcomes for children and learners Requires improvement 1
- Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Requires improvement 1
- Personal development, behaviour and welfare Inadequate 1
- Effectiveness of leadership and management Inadequate 1
- 1 Full inspection 5th May 2016
- Previous Ofsted grade: Requires improvement on 28th February 2014
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
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Overall school performance (for comparison or review only)
Results by exam and subject
Special Education Needs
Thorns Community College provides for all students regardless of ability. We have a team of 29 Learning Support Practitioners who support via 1:1 withdrawal and small group withdrawal but the majority of support is 'in class'. Learning Support practitioners specialise in two areas, learning difficulties and physical difficulties; Thorns is recognised by the LA as excellent in the provision for students with physical difficulties. We also have a behaviour manager who works with students with behavioural difficulties. Thorns has a counsellor on site four days per week and has five learning mentors. We have links with the ASD Team in the LA and all staff have received initial training in ASD whilst Learning Support Staff who work with specific students have received further specialist training. We are committed to providing the best education possible for all local children and we admit students from across the borough with mobility difficulties.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|PD - Physical Disability||Y|
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty|
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment|
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
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.
Children get into the school from here:
sometimes, but not in this year