Exhall Grange Specialist School


Name Exhall Grange Specialist School
Website http://www.exhallgrange.co.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 21 May 2014
Address Easter Way, Ash Green, Coventry, Warwickshire, CV7 9HP
Phone Number 02476364200
Type Special
Age Range 2-19
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 209 (66% boys 34% girls)
Percentage Free School Meals 18.1%
Percentage English is Not First Language 3.3%

Information about this school

Exhall Grange is a smaller than average-sized school. The age range of the school is from 2 to 19 years of age, catering for pupils whose primary needs relate to sensory impairment, physical disability, complex medical needs and autistic spectrum disorder. All pupils have a statement of special educational needs. The majority of pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of pupils supported by the pupil premium, which provides additional funding for children in the care of the local authority and those pupils known to be eligible for free school meals, is average. The older pupils experience work-related opportunities at North Warwickshire and Hinckley College, Nuneaton. More pupils than average start or leave the school at other than the usual times.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Exhall Grange is a good school which provides a positive start to its pupils’ lives. All pupils regardless of their background make good progress. Some pupils make outstanding progress from very low starting points. Pupils make outstanding progress in their social, moral, spiritual and cultural development. Teaching is good. All staff monitor the progress of the pupils carefully and use this to plan future learning. The headteacher, governors and staff have created a culture of improvement and are rapidly moving the school forward. The behaviour of pupils is good. They are polite and courteous to each other and towards adults. They attend lessons on time and generally work well and enjoy their learning. Where teaching is not at its best then pupils become distracted. Pupils, parents and staff all feel the school is a safe environment. The sixth form is good. Teaching is good and the school provides a wide range of learning and work-related experiences. The Early Years Foundation Stage is outstanding. This is due to excellent teaching, resources and planning. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Pupils’ handwriting skills are not consistently developed across the school, which slows progress in other subjects. Pupils do not consistently have the opportunity to improve their work.