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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: 623
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Good 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 1
      • Personal development, behaviour and welfare Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 1
    • 1 Full inspection 14th March 2018
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 4th March 2008
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

Primary classes are small in the lower years but grow in the older years as parents are keen to secure places for the high school. What struck us most were the fantastic displays on every wall; this school truly celebrates pupils’ work and encourages them to be creative. Many parents attended the school themselves and several staff have children at Wigmore. The pupils we met were well-behaved and polite, even the youngest primary pupils holding…

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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 2014, Dean Curtis, previously senior deputy head. Originally from south Wales, Dean studied modern languages (French and German) and marketing at Salford University before a spell in the corporate world in Hamburg and then France. Whilst teaching colleagues in France that he realised how much he enjoyed it. He returned to the UK and after a spell of voluntary work at a school in Salford, he qualified as a teacher at Keele University and went onto study a masters in education and leadership at Gloucester University. He taught (from years 2 to 13) at schools in Staffordshire, Gloucestershire, Herefordfordshire and Worcestershire before joining Wigmore as senior deputy head in 2007.

Dean is a busy man. Wigmore is a National Support School, supporting and training newly recruited teachers, and when...

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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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