St Philip’s will be partially closed on Wednesday 1st February due to Industrial Action

About Us

St Philip’s School is a special educational needs school for young people aged 9 -19 years. All our students have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).

Many students have additional needs such as mild to moderate Autistic Spectrum Disorders, language impairment or emotional issues; a few have sensory or medical needs.

The majority of students come from mainstream Primary Schools where they have been supported 1:1 by an adult, mostly on a full-time basis. The adult to student ratio at St Philip’s makes this unnecessary as class sizes are between 8-10 students.

In Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 and 9) students are organised into ‘mixed ability/need’ tutor groups for registration times, tutorials and most of their subject lessons. English and maths are taught in ability sets.

The school provides a broad range of subject option choices at Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11), in addition to the statutory core curriculum; all courses result in a recognised accreditation.

An array of enrichment opportunities is provided within and beyond the school day; for example, residential trips in Years 8, 10 and Post-16 and after school activity clubs.

Independence, key to the underlying ethos of the school, is supported and developed through a life skills programme, travel training and work experience.

The Post-16 provision caters for those young people who have not yet gained sufficient independence or confidence to transfer to a further education (FE) college environment at the end of Year 11. Their curriculum is designed to develop functional life skills rather than the attainment of higher level qualifications.

We provide significant emotional support through our well-being and emotional support team; providing individual targeted ‘counselling’, Play Therapy and Dramatherapy.

Students’ academic progress is monitored every 6 weeks. Any concerns are referred to the school’s Cognition and Learning Team for further insight, advice and guidance.

Students develop very high levels of positive behaviour and feel extremely safe. They are very considerate, very respectful and caring of others and highly positive about learning.

– Ofsted report

Blog

Badminton Champions

Well done to our Key Stage 3 Badminton team for winning the SSSSA KS3 Badminton Team event. The players couldn’t wait to get their hands on the trophy and were rightly proud of their achievements. James, one of the players, …

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Building Careers

On Tuesday 24th January, we had our first special interest careers trip. The concept of the visits is to give our learners experience of real-life working environments, specifically in sectors that they have shown an interest in pursuing. We visited …

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Healthy eating workshops

HENRY is a charitable organisation that promotes a healthy start, brighter future for children by working with families. They organise a number of workshops and programmes for parents to help lead to a better future. They have contacted the school …

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Post-16 Food Bank Donations

Well done to the students in Post-16: they raised £150 from their business enterprise last year. The students decided they would like to use the money to buy food donations to give to the local food bank. They bought products …

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