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Cliffdale Primary Academy

Cliffdale Primary Academy is a designated special school which caters for children between 4 and 11 years of age who have complex learning difficulties and who may also have severe Autism. All pupils have an Education, Health and Care Plan or a Statement of Special Educational Needs.

Details of the school’s SEND Information Report can be found by clicking here

Who is able to attend our school?

Children placed at the school will:
• Have a statement of special educational needs or Education, Health and Care Plan. In exceptional
   circumstances a child may be placed at the school on assessment basis, whilst a statutory assessment is
   being completed (See SEN Code of Practice Paras 8:23 – 8:28).
• Be in the age range of 4-11 years; national curriculum years R to 6.
• Show attainment within the national curriculum that is outside the range within most children are
   expected to work (i.e. P levels at the end of Key Stage 1; level 1 at the end of Key Stage 2).
• Show performance on measures of attainment and underlying cognitive skills which place the child in
   the lowest attaining one or two per cent of the population.
• Show attainments in underlying skills (especially speech and language, literacy and numeracy)
   which significantly interfere with the child’s ability to learn effectively.
How do we make sure we provide a quality education for SEND children?

• National standards as monitored through Ofsted Inspections which are available on the school’s website.
• Local Authority monitoring of pupil progress.

How to get a place at the school?

Through the Inclusion Support Panel.

How and who to make a complaint to:

Initially in writing to the Head teacher of the school. Further details of the complaints procedure can be obtained from the school.

Who can I contact for further information?

For parents the first point of contact is your child’s class teacher. If you need more general information about the school contact either the school leader in the specific areas:
EYFS & Lower school: Beth Arnold
Upper School: Louise Quaid or Kim Radlett
Head of School: Ashley Oliver-Catt

If you are considering your child joining the school the first person to talk to is Sarah Robb, PA to Alison Beane, Executive Headteacher who meets all prospective parents and introduces them to our academy.

Contact Details:
Cliffdale Primary Academy,
Battenburg Avenue,
Portsmouth,
PO2 0NT
Tel:  023 9266 2601

 

 

 

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