Claremont is a school in North Bristol catering for children and young people with physical disabilities and a range of additional and/or associated learning needs, sensory impairment and health needs, aged 2 to 19 years. The DfE designation is PD/SLD/PMLD.
The school is split site with the Primary school based in Henleaze on a campus with Henleaze Infant and Henleaze Junior Schools and the secondary school is in Redland and is co-located with Redland Green Secondary School (RGS) (1.5 miles away).
- There are usually between 65 – 68 pupils on roll of which approximately 18% are BME, 6% EAL, 19% in receipt of pupil premium and the gender split is 52% male, 49% female. Currently there are 2 children in care.
- The vast majority of pupils have SLCN with very few students having any functional speech. High proportions are high tech VOCA users including some who are eye gaze users.
- Around a third of pupils on role are registered with Lifetime Nursing Services and have a range of complex health needs including tracheotomies and permanent ventilation.
- Two thirds of pupils have gastrostomies.
- The majority of children have highly complex health needs.
- The majority of pupils on roll have additional sensory impairments with some having multi-sensory impairment (MSI), around half with visual impairment and small number with hearing impairment.
- Due to the high level and complexity of need across the school we provide a high level of nursing and therapy input to meet need.
- Some children attend on a part time basis due to health issues and this is agreed formally with the school through a Home School Attendance Agreement.
- Attendance is on average 84% a year.
- Claremont takes its pupils from all across the City of Bristol and from a wide range of socio-economic backgrounds.
- Around 30% are from neighbouring local authorities of South Gloucestershire, BANES and North Somerset.
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