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Best Special Need Schools in South Derbyshire

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  • The Pingle Academy

    The Pingle Academy is a secondary school located in South Derbyshire, East Midlands. With a student teacher ratio of 16:1, the school provides a supportive and inclusive environment for students aged 11-18. Offering a range of SEN support, the school focuses on the personal development and well-being of every student. With a Good Ofsted rating and a B- Snobe grade, parents can trust that their children will receive a quality education. Additionally, the school offers a sixth-form provision and has achieved a 48% grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs.
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  • Springfield Junior School

    Springfield Junior School is a co-ed primary school located in South Derbyshire. With a student teacher ratio of 20:1, our school focuses on providing individualized attention to students aged 7-11. We have a diverse student body and offer support for students with autism spectrum disorder. Our dedicated staff and resources ensure a safe and inclusive learning environment. While our overall grade is B-, we are continuously working towards improvement in academics, behavior, and leadership. Our recent exam results reflect the progress our students have made in achieving higher standards.
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  • Elmsleigh Infant & Nursery School

    Elmsleigh Infant & Nursery School is a welcoming and inclusive primary school located in South Derbyshire. Led by Headteacher Karen Burton, our school provides a nurturing and supportive environment for children aged 3-7. With a focus on individual needs, we offer nursery classes and have a dedicated team to support students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Our small class sizes and commitment to inclusivity ensure every child receives the attention they deserve. We are proud to have a diverse student population, with 72% of students eligible for free school meals and a 1.10% English not being their first language. Come join our co-ed school community where every child thrives.
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  • Bladon House School

    Bladon House School is an all-through co-ed boarding school located in Newton Solney, East Midlands. Founded in 1971, the school provides a nurturing environment for students aged 5-19 with speech, language and communication difficulties, autistic spectrum disorder, and moderate to severe learning difficulties. With a Good rating from Ofsted, the school offers effective leadership, quality teaching, and excellent personal development opportunities. The school also focuses on individualized support to help students manage anxiety and behavior. Rigorous safety measures and regular enrichment activities ensure a well-rounded education. While occasional shortcomings in lesson planning and recent curriculum changes for severe learning needs pupils are noted, Bladon House School provides a supportive and inclusive educational experience.
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  • Pegasus School

    Pegasus School is a co-educational boarding school located on Main Street in Cauldwell, East Midlands. Founded in 2000, the school offers a middle deemed secondary education for students aged 8-19 years old. With a total of 26 students, including 3 girls and 11 boys, Pegasus School provides a nurturing environment for children with SEN support, particularly those with ASD and SLD. The school's focus on individual development ensures that students receive a good quality education, enabling them to achieve GCSE results of grade 4 or higher. Under the leadership of Mrs Shally Saleri-Palmer, the school has consistently maintained its good overall effectiveness as highlighted in the Ofsted report.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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