Morecambe Road School

Name Morecambe Road School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 16 January 2013
Address Morecambe Road, Morecambe, Lancashire, LA3 3AB
Phone Number 01524414384
Type Special
Age Range 3-16
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 154 (69% boys 31% girls)
Local Authority Lancashire
Percentage Free School Meals 49.4%
Percentage English is Not First Language 1.3%
Persisitent Absence 21.9%
Pupils with SEN Support 0%
Catchment Area Information Available No
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

The school provides exclusively for pupils with special educational needs. All pupils have a statement of special educational needs. Around half of pupils have moderate learning difficulties (MLD). Approximately 40% of pupils are assessed as having Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). About one in ten pupils has behavioural, emotional and social difficulties (BESD). Many pupils have complex multiple needs. Three-quarters of the pupils are boys. The proportion of pupils supported by the pupil premium, which provides additional funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals, or looked after by the local authority, is much higher than the national average. Over 95% of pupils are White British and almost all pupils speak English as their first language.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. The headteacher and his team lead and manage the school well. With good support from the governing body, they are successfully improving teaching and pupils’ achievement and all areas are of consistently good or outstanding quality. Throughout the school teaching is consistently good. Upon admission to the school, pupils’ skills are carefully checked and staff plan well designed individual programmes for each pupil. These work well and ensure that pupils’ of all ages make good progress. Pupils make outstanding improvements in their behaviour, attendance and personal skills. Staff know pupils well and have very high expectations for pupils’ behaviour and safety. Pupils feel safe and enjoy all aspects of school life. Parents, pupils and staff are rightly proud of their school. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Some of the more-able pupils do not make as much progress as they should in the secondary school. Targets set by the school for their progress are not high enough. Teachers do not always expect enough progress of the more-able pupils in lessons in the secondary school.