Baginton Fields School

Name Baginton Fields School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address Sedgemoor Road, Coventry, CV3 4EA
Phone Number 02476303854
Type Special
Age Range 11-19
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 115 (70.4% boys 29.6% girls)
Local Authority Coventry
Percentage Free School Meals 54.3%
Percentage English is Not First Language 42%
Persisitent Absence 21.6%
Pupils with SEN Support 2%
Catchment Area Indicator Available No
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (06 November 2013)
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Information about this school

All of the students have statements of special educational needs, the majority for severe learning difficulties. An increasing number of students enter the school with profound and multiple learning difficulties. A few students have medical conditions, some of which are acute. The range of special educational needs and/or disabilities in the sixth form is the same as that in the rest of the school. A number of Year 11 and post-16 students attend part-time courses at The Alice Stevens School, the Coventry Building Workshop, the Herbert Art Gallery and the Belgrade Theatre as well as Henley College. These are all in the Coventry area. The majority of students are White British but the percentage of students from minority ethnic groups and those who speak English as an additional language is well above average. The percentage of students eligible for the pupil premium is well above average. This additional funding is for students known to be eligible for free school meals, looked-after children and those from service families. Students are taught in mixed-aged classes across the school due to the varying numbers in each year group and their needs.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Select Students achieve well in English, mathematics and their personal and social development. Students in Year 11 attain a good range of qualifications in English and mathematics as well as work-related qualifications in areas such as horticulture and construction. The sixth form is good and students make good progress in a wide range of courses, including a number of work related opportunities, which prepare them well for their future lives. Teaching is good. Some is outstanding where work fully meets the individual needs and abilities of each student and they make rapid progress. Teachers make very good use of questions to extend students’ skills. Behaviour in school is good, due to the positive care and support provided by all staff. Students have a positive attitude to school and want to do their best. Students say they feel safe and happy at school, and when they attend courses at other schools, colleges and places of work. This is confirmed by their parents and the school’s own records. Leadership and management are good. The headteacher, supported by his senior and middle leadership teams, has a strong focus on developing and improving all aspects of the school. The governing body is challenging and supportive of the school and leadership team. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Tasks are not always fully matched to the needs of all the students. Other adults who support learning are not always fully aware of the needs of all students. Opportunities are missed to note the progress students make.