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  • Wigmore School
    Ford Street
    HR6 9UW
  • Head: Mr Dean Curtis
  • T 01568 770323
  • F 01568 770917
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  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 16.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Herefordshire
  • Pupils: 464
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness 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 4th March 2008
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

The school is calm, happy, purposeful. 'Our environment, our atmosphere is of high standards, high expectations'. Despite high class numbers (we saw a couple of groups pushing 30) work is done with great concentration and care. A high level of participation in all sports, and staff ensure that all who show enthusiasm get a chance to represent the school. This inclusive approach is no barrier to excellence. A number of children participate at county and national level (including netball and women’s football)...

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What the school says...

Following the Outstanding Ofsted the High School has been designated as a National Support School and the Headteacher a National Leader of Education. From July 2009 the school has become an Academy with a Trust acquired. The school was Hard Federated in 2007 with Wigmore Primary School and has a nursery.

Converted to an academy 2011.
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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2015, Mr Dean Curtis, previously senior deputy head and acting head.

Academic matters

Now an academy, in federation with what was the neighbouring primary school. The school is a designated National Support School providing support and guidance to other schools and is recognised by Ofsted for its innovative and successful approaches to learning, leadership and quality assurance.

Very good GCSE results. In 2016, 77 per cent got 5+ A* to C including English and maths and nearly a third of all grades were A*/A. Apart from the normal Sats at the junior end of the school, all children are tested at year 7 and there is setting for all core subjects in KS3 and KS4. Pupils have a good range of GCSE options to choose from – either dual award or (increasingly...

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Special Education Needs

SEN provision is of a very high order. A highly skilled and committed team of Teaching Assistants led by a very experienced Inclusion Officer provide support for all pupils in our care. Great pride is taken in supporting all children and innovative approaches to learning support enable children to achieve very well. 09-09

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
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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