Abbey Court Foundation Special School

Rede Court Road, Strood, Rochester, , ME2 3SP

  • Type of Institution

    Type of Institution Special School

  • Age Range

    Age Range 3 - 19 Years

  • Religious Character

    Religious Character Unknown ?

  • Number of Places

    Number of Places 184

  • Number of Staff

    Number of Staff 100

  • Ofsted Rating

    Ofsted Rating Outstanding

Overview

Headteacher Ms Karen Joy, Headteacher
Educational Stages Nursery / Pre-school (0 - 4 yrs)
Reception / Infants (4 - 7 yrs)
Primary / Juniors (7 - 11 yrs)
Secondary / Senior (11 - 16 yrs)
Secondary / Sixth Form (11 - 18 yrs)
Further Education / Sixth Form (16 - 99 yrs)
Higher Education (18 - 99 yrs)
Legal Status Community Special School
Local Authority Name Medway
Parliamentary Constituency Rochester and Strood
Urban or Rural Setting Urban city and town

Admissions

No Data Available

Ofsted

  • Latest OFSTED Rating Outstanding
  • Latest Inspection Date 24/10/2012
  • Latest Ofsted Report View Report
  • Abbey Court is based on two sites, some 12 miles apart. The Rainham site provides for Early Years Foundation Stage, infants and juniors. The Strood site provides for secondary and students aged 16 to 19. Currently, the school has more than its official capacity of 150 places.
  • Pupils have severe learning difficulties or profound and multiple learning difficulties as their main need. Some have additional needs such as visual impairment, hearing or sensory impairment, severe autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) and physical disability. A few have life threatening medical conditions. All have statements of special educational needs. The school continues to experience a shift in the complexity of levels of need, including severe challenging behaviours. A minority of pupils require a minimum of full time one-to-one staff support to meet their needs.
  • Currently, the large majority of pupils are boys and most are of White British heritage. A few have English as an additional language. The proportion known to be eligible for the pupil premium (extra money provided to schools by the government for students looked after by the local authority and for those eligible for free school meals) is well above the national average.
  • The school has specialist school status for cognition and learning and has gained numerous awards for different aspects of its work and provision. Most recently, it has received the British Council’s International School Award in recognition of its involvement in global activities.
Inspection Date 19/06/2007 24/10/2012
Overall Ofsted Inspection Rating Good Outstanding
Achievment of Pupils Good Outstanding
Quality of Teaching Good Outstanding
Behaviour and Safety of Pupils Outstanding Outstanding
Effectiveness of Leadership and Management Good Outstanding
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Pupil and Staff Information

Number of Pupils
145
Percentage of Girls
32.40%
Percentage of Boys
67.60%
Percentage of SEN Pupils
100.00%
Percentage of Pupils with English not as a first language
19.30%
Percentage of Pupils Eligible for Free School Meals
17.20%
Number of Teachers
27
Number of Teaching Assistants
62
Number of Support Staff
11
Pupil to Teacher Ratio
5.70:1
Average Salary
£41,519

Primary Level Performance

0%

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Secondary Level Performance

84%

means thats this school is above the local and national average.

84%

means thats this school is above the local and national average.

84%

means thats this school is above the local and national average.

84%

means thats this school is above the local and national average.

Around the area

Rede Court Road, Strood, Rochester, Kent, ME2 3SP

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