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  • Wightwick Hall School
    Tinacre Hill
    Compton
    Wolverhampton
    West Midlands
    WV6 8DA
  • Head: Mandy Morris
  • T 01902 761889
  • F 01902 765080
  • E [email protected]…hall.staffs.sch.uk
  • W wightwickhall.staffs.sch.uk/
  • A state special school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 19 with autism, moderate and severe learning difficulties, social, emotional and mental health difficulties, and physical impairments.
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: Staffordshire
  • Pupils: 71; sixth formers: 25
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Good 2
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 2
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 2
    • 1 Short inspection 3rd November 2015
    • 2 Full inspection 13th December 2012

    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: Good on 28th January 2010
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

Students learn about teamwork and communication while studying project management. They have their say on issues such as behaviour and the curriculum through student councils — these groups are self-managed, but overseen by a teacher. After only a few months, one shy year 7 student’s confidence flourished in the safe environment of the school. ‘She’ll put her hand up all the time now. She knows 90 per cent of the time that it’s not going to be the right answer, but she has that confidence to have a go...' 

 

 

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking Art & Design at an English Comprehensive School (BTEC Award Level 1)
  • Excellent performance by Boys taking Preparation for Work at an English Comprehensive School (BTEC Award Level 1)

What The Good Schools Guide says

Head of school

Since 2015, Mandy Morris BEd, 40s. Softly spoken, kind and calm. Chats easily with parents on her way round the school. Cannock born and bred, married with two sons. Wanted to be a teacher from year 8, decided to go into SEN after doing work experience at Sherbrook primary school and ‘absolutely loved it’. Qualified as teacher in SEN in 1986. Has been at Wightwick Hall since 2005. and has taught children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), moderate and severe learning difficulties, visual and hearing impairments and social, emotional and mental health difficulties, in both residential and day settings. Part of Staffordshire County Council group that published a teaching model aimed at addressing areas of difficulty faced by students with ASD.

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Special Education Needs

Wightwick Hall is a community school catering for pupils from eleven to nineteen years who have a range of special educational needs including moderate and complex learning difficulties. Children may also have emotional and behavioural difficulties and autistic spectrum disorders. There is a sixth form for post sixteen students.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
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 Y
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
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

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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.

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Further reading

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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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