Park House School provides for pupils aged six to 19 years with autistic spectrum disorder. Almost all
pupils have additional disabilities and learning difficulties.
All pupils have statements of special educational needs (currently being transferred into `education health
care plans'). Their additional needs include attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, pathological demand
avoidance, obsessive compulsive disorder and dyspraxia. A few pupils have severe learning difficulties. Some pupils have very complex and severe challenging behaviours and social communication difficulties.
The school takes pupils from the following local authorities: Cambridgeshire, Peterborough, Norfolk,
Rutland and Bedfordshire.
The school is located in a converted house with a number of outside buildings situated in a large park
The school makes use of alternative provision, such as a local farm for work experience. There are significantly more boys on roll than girls. Almost all pupils are from White British backgrounds. All pupils speak English as their first language. Every pupil has an allocated key worker. A teaching assistant carries out this pastoral and learning
support role and also has the responsibility for liaising with families. This is overseen by the pastoral leader within school.
There are a number of changes since the last inspection:
- the number on roll has increased - a building programme is ongoing to provide specialist science and music accommodation and an
- the chapel in the village has been purchased by the school to be used to enhance pupils' education - a management committee has been established to provide challenge and support to the school - the Principal (also a proprietor) retires from her role as Principal in July 2016 and a new head of
education has been appointed to start in September 2015.
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