Slated Row School

Name Slated Row School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Address Old Wolverton Road, Wolverton, Milton Keynes, MK12 5NJ
Phone Number 01908316017
Type Special
Age Range 4-19
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 213 (71.4% boys 28.6% girls)
Local Authority Milton Keynes
Percentage Free School Meals 24.7%
Percentage English is Not First Language 12.3%
Persistent Absence 22%
Pupils with SEN Support 0%
Catchment Area Indicator Available No
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (27 November 2013)
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Information about this school

Slated Row School makes provision for pupils who have statements of educational needs for moderate learning difficulties with additional complex needs, which include severe learning difficulties; autistic spectrum disorders; behaviour, emotional and social difficulties; and speech, language and communication needs. The school has an increasing roll. Many pupils have experienced difficulties and disruptions in their education prior to joining the school. Most pupils are from White British backgrounds. The proportion of pupils supported by the pupil premium is well above average. The pupil premium is additional funding which, in this school, is for pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals and children that are looked after by the local authority. The school uses Moulton College and Milton Keynes College to offer vocational courses for older students to enhance provision. The headteacher is a National Leader of Education and there are three Specialist Leaders in Education in the school. Support and training is provided by the school to share best practice to its many partners in both special and mainstream schools, regionally and nationally.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. Excellent leadership and management by the headteacher and senior team, together with the consistent commitment and teamwork of staff and governors, have resulted in Slated Row sustaining, building and improving on its outstanding achievements since its previous inspection. Teaching is inspirational. Teachers and support staff have an excellent understanding of their pupils’ needs, adapting activities extremely effectively to enable each pupil to make the best possible progress. Pupils achieve consistently well in all areas of the curriculum. The school provides an excellent range of experiences and does much to support pupils’ outstanding development. Extra-curricular activities are rich and varied. They include sports and arts, and make an excellent contribution to pupils’ physical and emotional well-being. Pupils greatly enjoy school and make every effort to attend regularly. Together with staff, they have high expectations for themselves and relationships are outstanding. Pupils feel safe and secure which has a very positive impact on their behaviour, which is impeccable. The sixth form is outstanding. Students make excellent progress in developing independence and a wide range of skills that prepare them very well for life when they leave school. Children in the Early Years Foundation Stage make outstanding progress in their personal development, and in their language and communication skills. Governors are very well informed about the progress of pupils and standards of teaching. They are regularly involved in the life of the school and provide excellent support and challenge, based on a very detailed knowledge of the school’s workings.