Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee School, Horsham

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Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee School, Horsham


Name Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee School, Horsham
Website http://www.queenelizabeth2.w-sussex.sch.uk
Inspections
Ofsted Inspections
Address Comptons Lane, Horsham, RH13 5NW
Phone Number 01403266215
Type Special
Age Range 2-19
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 115 (69.6% boys 30.4% girls)
Local Authority West Sussex
Percentage Free School Meals 28.1%
Percentage English is Not First Language 10.8%
Persistent Absence 24.6%
Pupils with SEN Support 0%
Catchment Area Indicator Available No
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (11 October 2017)
Note: There may have been more recent inspections, since 11 October 2017, such as monitoring visits or short inspections. For details of all inspections, please see above.

Information about this school

Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee School is a one-form entry all-through community special school. It provides education for pupils who have severe or profound and multiple learning difficulties, or complex needs. The school is registered for 100 pupils aged between two and 19. All pupils have a statement of special educational needs or an education, health and care plan. The proportion of pupils eligible for the pupil premium is lower than in other schools nationally, as is the proportion of pupils from minority ethnic groups. The current headteacher is a national leader of education. The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school The headteacher and senior leadership team are unswerving in their determination to ensure that all pupils that leave the school go on to lead fulfilling and independent lives. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is at the heart of the school’s ethos. The highly effective creative arts-based curriculum enables pupils to become confident and successful learners. Pupils across the school make exceptional progress from their starting points, particularly in reading and personal development, as well as in their communication skills. High-quality teaching is consistent across the school. Teachers personalise learning to the individual needs of pupils and as a result, all pupils are challenged appropriately. Extremely positive relationships between staff and pupils enable pupils to feel safe and happy at school. All staff display a deep commitment to their responsibilities to keep children safe and as a result, safeguarding is very effective. Pupils’ behaviour both inside and outside of the school is excellent. They display a love of learning and focus on doing their best in all aspects of their education. Governors know and understand the school very well. They share high aspirations for pupils and rigorously hold leaders to account. Children attending the early years make an outstanding start to their education. This is because of the in-depth knowledge that staff have about their individual needs. The sixth-form provision is highly effective. Students are extremely well supported to develop their independence and confidence. Leaders continually evaluate the pathways available to students in the sixth form. This ensures that students achieve qualifications that enable them to go on to the next stage of their education. Middle leaders’ work is effective. However, those that are new to the school are not yet contributing fully to improving pupils’ outcomes.