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Best Special Need Schools in Derby

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      • Kingsmead School

        Kingsmead School is a co-educational secondary school located in Derby, East Midlands. Established in 2007, the school offers a supportive learning environment for students aged 11 to 16. With a student-teacher ratio of 1:1 and an outstanding personal development program, Kingsmead School prioritizes individual attention and well-being. The school's excellent leadership and management ensure a good overall effectiveness, while its dedicated teachers and resources contribute to a safe and enriching academic experience.
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      • The Bemrose School

        The Bemrose School is a highly inclusive all-through school located in Derby. With a student-teacher ratio of 14:1, the school offers expert help in reading and writing, ensuring every child receives tailored support. The school's focus on personal development and welfare is reflected in the good behavior of its pupils. While improvements have been made, some areas, such as progress and teaching quality, still require further attention. Overall, the school's commitment to raising attainment levels, supported by a pertinent curriculum, makes it an excellent choice for parents seeking a nurturing and supportive educational environment.
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      • Saint Benedict, A Catholic Voluntary Academy

        Saint Benedict, A Catholic Voluntary Academy is a secondary school located in Darley Abbey, Derby. With its consistent and good quality of teaching, positive and inclusive culture, and effective leadership, the school provides a broad and balanced curriculum for students aged 11-19. The school focuses on the personal development of pupils and has seen rapid improvements in recent years. Although there are some challenges with frequently absent disadvantaged pupils and inconsistent progress among the most able and disadvantaged students, the school overall achieves good outcomes for its students. With a student teacher ratio of 18:1 and a strong emphasis on personal development, Saint Benedict offers an excellent educational environment for children to thrive.
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      • Allestree Woodlands School

        Allestree Woodlands School is a secondary school located in Derby, East Midlands. With a student teacher ratio of 18:1, the school provides a supportive learning environment for students aged 11-18. The school offers a wide range of extracurricular activities and has excellent facilities. It aims to help students aspire and achieve their full potential, with a focus on academic success. The school has a good leadership and management, and a personal development rated as good by Ofsted. Exam results show that 45% of students achieved grade 5 or above in English and maths GCSEs in 2019.
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      • Lees Brook Community School

        Lees Brook Community School is a co-ed secondary school located in Derby, East Midlands. With a student-teacher ratio of 15:1 and a strong focus on personal development, the school provides a supportive learning environment for students aged 11-18. Led by Headteacher Mrs Clare Watson, the school offers a range of SEN support for students with various difficulties and disabilities. Although the school requires improvement in some areas according to the Ofsted report, it has a good leadership and management, ensuring a safe and resourceful learning experience. With an overall grade of C, Lees Brook Community School strives to provide quality education and prepares students for their future endeavors.
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      • Reigate Park Primary Academy

        Reigate Park Primary Academy is a co-educational school located in Derby, East Midlands. With a student-teacher ratio of 19:1, the school prioritizes individual attention and support. The academy offers a nurturing environment for children aged 3-11, with dedicated teachers and assistants. Boasting a diverse and inclusive community, the school values every child's unique background and supports students with special educational needs. With a focus on academic improvement, the school strives to provide a well-rounded education for all students, supported by excellent resources. Reigate Park Primary Academy is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of every child, making it an ideal choice for parents seeking a caring and inclusive learning environment.
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      • Royal School for the Deaf Derby

        Royal School for the Deaf Derby is an all-through co-ed boarding school located in Derby, East Midlands. With a strong focus on meeting the needs of deaf students, the school provides a caring environment, tailored teaching, and a broad curriculum. The school has been praised for its good leadership, effective sixth-form provision, and positive relationships between staff and students. However, there are areas for improvement, such as ensuring middle-ability students read at an appropriate level. Overall, the school aims to provide a quality education for students with hearing impairment, fostering personal development and achieving good outcomes.
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      • Brackensdale Spencer Academy

        Brackensdale Spencer Academy, located in Derby, is a primary school offering education for children aged 3-11 years. With a strong emphasis on inclusivity, the school provides support for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Led by Headteacher Mrs Joanna McGregor, the school aims to provide a nurturing environment where every child can thrive and reach their full potential. With a diverse student body and a focus on academic excellence, Brackensdale Spencer Academy prepares each child for future success.
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      • Markeaton Primary School

        Markeaton Primary School is a co-educational school located in Derby, East Midlands. With a student teacher ratio of 26:1 and an average expense per pupil of £5256, the school provides a nurturing and supportive environment for students aged 4-11 years. The school's B- overall grade reflects its good academics, dedicated teachers, and capacity for sustained improvement. With 81% of students eligible for free school meals, Markeaton Primary School prioritizes inclusivity and offers support for those with special educational needs, including visual impairment.
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      • Springfield Primary School

        Springfield Primary School is a co-ed primary school located in Derby. With a student-teacher ratio of 25:1, our dedicated team of 13 full-time teachers and 31 assistants provide quality education to our 341 students aged 4-11. We prioritize inclusivity, with a focus on supporting students with special educational needs such as hearing impairment, autism spectrum disorder, social, emotional and mental health challenges, physical disabilities, and moderate learning difficulties. Additionally, we offer free meals to 90% of eligible students and provide language support for those whose first language is not English.
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      • St Martins School

        St Martins School is a co-educational secondary school located in Derby, East Midlands. Established in 2020, the school provides education for students aged between 11 and 19 years. Led by Mrs. Sabrina Hobbs, the school offers a supportive learning environment for students with diverse needs, including Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Social, Emotional and Mental Health challenges, Moderate Learning Difficulty, and Severe Learning Difficulty. With a high percentage of students eligible for free school meals, St Martins School prioritizes inclusivity and provides a inclusive education for all.
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      • St Clare's School

        St Clare's School is a co-ed secondary school located in Mickleover, Derby. With a student-teacher ratio of 7:1, our dedicated staff provides personalized attention to ensure every child's success. We have a diverse student body with 66% eligible for free school meals and 7.6% having English as a second language. Our inclusive environment supports students with special educational needs such as SLCN, ASD, SEMH, PD, MLD, and SLD. Join us in creating a nurturing and empowering educational experience for your child.
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      • St Andrew's Academy

        St Andrew's Academy is a co-ed secondary school located in Derby, East Midlands. With a student-teacher ratio of 7:1, our dedicated staff provide individual attention to ensure each student's success. Our inclusive environment supports students with various special educational needs. We offer a sixth form and have a diverse student population, with 37% eligible for free school meals and 16.90% having English as a second language.
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      • St Giles' School

        St Giles' School is a primary school located in Chaddesden, Derby. With a student-teacher ratio of 6:1, our dedicated staff provides personalized education and support for children aged 4-11. We have a diverse student body with a strong focus on inclusion, catering to children with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD), moderate learning difficulty (MLD), severe learning difficulty (SLD), and profound and multiple learning difficulty (PMLD). Our commitment to individualized attention and inclusive education sets us apart, ensuring every child can thrive.
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      • Ivy House School

        Ivy House School is a co-educational all-through school located in Littleover, Derby. With a student-teacher ratio of 8:1, our dedicated staff provide personalized attention to each student. We offer a nurturing environment for children aged 2-19, including those with multi-sensory impairment, physical disability, severe learning difficulty, and profound and multiple learning difficulty. Our inclusive approach ensures every child receives the support they need to thrive. Come join our Ivy House family!
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      • Central Community Nursery School

        Central Community Nursery School is a local authority nursery school located in Derby. Under the leadership of Mrs Helen Fearn, the school provides a high-quality education for children aged 2-5 years. With a clear vision and strong partnership with parents, the school offers an attractive environment for learning and focuses on the achievement and safety of its students. The school has been rated as 'Good' by Ofsted in all areas, ensuring that your child receives the best education possible.
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      • Maple View School

        Maple View School is a co-ed boarding school located in Derby, East Midlands. With a small school size of 18, it provides an inclusive and supportive environment for students aged 6-19 with Speech, Language and Communication Needs, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Severe Learning Difficulty, and Specific Learning Difficulty. Led by Headteacher Mrs Amanda Grant, the school has been praised for its outstanding quality of education and good overall effectiveness according to the Ofsted report. With a focus on personal development and good behavior, Maple View School ensures that students receive a well-rounded education.
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