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Special Schools and Resourced Provision

In Waltham Forest there are different types of schools for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, ranging from mainstream schools with their own support and additional support through EHC plans to mainstream schools with additionally resourced provision to special schools.

In Waltham Forest we have five special schools and they are all Academies.

  • Brookfield House - IG8 6PY
    Ofsted Inspection - Good
    Physical Disability, Hearing Impaired, Medical, Autism Spectrum Conditions

  • William Morris - E17 5NY 
    Ofsted Inspection - Good
    Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties, Severe learning Difficulties, Speech Language Communication Difficulties,  Autism Spectrum Conditions

  • Whitefield School - E17 4AZ
    Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties, Severe learning Difficulties, Speech Language Communication Difficulties,  Autism Spectrum, Visual Impairment, Hearing Impairment.

View a list of Special Schools in Waltham Forest

Resourced Provision in Schools

Special Resourced Provisions in mainstream schools provide a secure supportive environment within a mainstream context. This enables children and young people with SEND to access the mainstream curriculum alongside their peers. Specialised facilities and specialists are attached to the provision, with help from teachers, therapists and others whose expertise is needed. Children will be based in the resource, but will spend time in the mainstream classroom, and/or children from the mainstream may spend time in the resource.

Resourced provision can mean that your child may benefit in the following ways:

  • Go to the same school as their sibling
  • Mix with children who are non-SEND
  • Attend some mainstream classes where possible

It isn’t only special resourced provision that works in this way; many special schools actively encourage their children to spend as much time as possible in a mainstream environment (dual registration). Visits have to be carefully planned to suit the needs of the child and indeed the other members of the class the child will be integrated into. 

In Waltham Forest we have the following Resourced Provision 

Types of Provision Key: 

HI - Hearing Impaired, GDD - Global Development Delay, ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder, VI - Visual Impairment and SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication Need.

Maintained Primary

Name Type Post Code Inspection
Whitehall Primary  HI  E4 6ES     Good
South Grove Primary  ASD / GDD   E17 8DL  Good
Oakhill School   SLCN  IG8 9PY  Outstanding

Secondary Maintained
Name Type Post Code Inspection
Buxton SLCN  E11 3NT Good
Frederick Bremer Autism E17 4EY Good
Heathcote  HI E4 6ES Good

Academies

Name

Type Post Code Inspection

Highams Park 

VI E4 9PJ Good

Chingford Foundation 

SLCN / ASD E4 7LT Good

Hillyfield

ASD E17 6ED Outstanding

Davies Lane Primary  

ASD E11 3DR Not Inspected

Woodside Primary 

ASD E17 3JX Not Inspected

Pupil Referral Unit

Name

Type Post Code Inspection

Hawkswood Therapeutic
Secondary

Therapeutic   E4 7RT Good

 

Preparing for Adulthood

Young people will tend to be in resourced provision in a General Further Education College (GFE) with access to mainstream classrooms.  In Waltham Forest this will be Waltham Forest College (E17)

Young people can also attend School Sixth Forms or Sixth Form Colleges.  If you attend these institutions, young people will be more likely to have personalised additional support to assist them in their learning.  In Waltham Forest the Sixth Form Colleges are:

Leyton Sixth Form - E11

Sir George Monoux - E17

 

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