Grange Academy is an Ofsted rated ‘Good’ community special academy school with ‘Outstanding Leadership’ (Ofsted July 2017). We cater for pupils aged 5-18 with a wide range of ability levels and additional learning needs, including moderate learning difficulties and autism.
We are a Silver UNICEF Rights Respecting School and this year we are aiming to achieve the Gold Award. Rights respecting, alongside adherence to British and Grange Values and our School’s ethos and vision, has been fundamental in our school’s journey. We are helping to shape our pupils into becoming well-informed, reflective learners who are sensitive to others and who are also aware of global issues.
We deliver excellent learning through our bespoke curriculum which Is tailored to support both academic and social and emotional development. Our staff are continually looking to supplement in-class learning with additional learning experiences through well matched educational visits/visitors. We continue on our Artsmark journey to ensure all our pupils have access to a range of art/cultural opportunities.
All our pupils are baselined on arrival at Grange and termly tracking ensures that pupils who are not making expected progress are given the relevant intervention. We pride ourselves on our exceptional pastoral support which ensures that the whole pupil is catered for.
Well-being for both pupils and staff is paramount and our new timetable allows for time in the day to work on mindfulness and well-being. Pupils are encouraged to stay healthy both mentally and physically. Through PSE, RSE and other subjects we embed well-being and resilience into pupils’ learning.
We welcome support from parents/carers and encourage you to help your child at home by reinforcing learning and healthy habits. Look out for details of our next well-being days, charity fund raisers, fayres, training sessions for parents and coffee mornings throughout the year which we encourage you to attend.
Weekly, pupils sign, verbalise, write or dictate their thoughts on their learning as seen in our wonderful newsletters, which provide a snapshot of learning at Grange both in and outside the classroom.
A visit to our school is always welcomed.
On behalf of the staff at Grange we look forward to working closely with you and your child this year.