The Garden School

Type Special School
Age Range 4-19
Religion Does not apply
Address Wordsworth Road
London
N16 8BZ
Phone 02072548096
Reference Number 100311

Description

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The Garden School is a distinguished institution in London's Hackney Borough, providing education for children and young adults aged 4-19, with a highly specialized curriculum for learners with autism. Located at Wordsworth Road, N16 8BZ, The Garden School operates across two sites, one dedicated to pupils in Key Stages 4 and 5.

The school offers a bespoke child-centered curriculum designed to nurture important skills in communication, learning, and independence. It operates in a safe and inclusive environment and is committed to enhancing each child's educational and therapeutic development, staff development, ongoing curriculum relevance, and parental participation.

The school follows a multi-disciplinary team approach, which includes speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, educational psychologists, clinical psychologists, and external agencies such as social care. The educational staff are highly qualified and experience professionals, trained in specialized teaching methods for autism including TEACCH, SCERTS, PECS, and Intensive Interaction.

The Garden School was named Outstanding by Ofsted on its last inspection, March 2023, with an unwavering focus on the wellbeing and progress of each child.

General Makeup

Number of pupils 182
Boy/Girl ratio Boys: 82.42%
Girls: 17.58%

Year Groups

Year Number of pupils
1 12
2 11
3 16
4 14
5 18
6 12
7 16
8 17
9 16
10 12
11 10
12 9
13 8

Ofsted Rating Outstanding
Last Inspection Date 2023-05-25
Date Description Report
2023-03-21 School inspection School inspection
2018-01-16 Short inspection Short inspection
2014-06-11 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2011-03-09 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2010-01-20 Curriculum and development visit Curriculum and development visit
2009-04-01 Monitoring visit Monitoring visit
2008-01-10 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2004-03-15 Full inspection Full inspection

How many students meet the standards

Reading, Writing & Maths School Score Percentile (local) Percentile (nationwide)
Pupils meeting the expected standard 0% Upgrade Upgrade
Pupils meeting a higher standard 0% Upgrade Upgrade

Progress Scores

A progress score is a way to measure how well a student progressed in comparison to other students of a similar starting ability. A score of zero means would mean that a student made the same progress as others that had a similar starting a ability. A positive score would mean that the student made more progress than other students of similar starting ability. The scores below are for the whole school so is the average progress score across all students.

Metric School Score Percentile (local) Percentile (nationwide)
Reading -5 Upgrade Upgrade
Writing -5.2 Upgrade Upgrade
Maths -6.4 Upgrade Upgrade

How many students meet the standards

Progress Scores

A progress score is a way to measure how well a student progressed in comparison to other students of a similar starting ability. A score of zero means would mean that a student made the same progress as others that had a similar starting a ability. A positive score would mean that the student made more progress than other students of similar starting ability. The scores below are for the whole school so is the average progress score across all students.

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GCSE Attainment

Attainment 8 score percentile

Students getting 5 or more GCSE's at grade 9-4 (A-C)

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