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Keyham Lodge School

Keyham Lodge School is a vibrant and successful City Special School which is part of a federation with neighbouring Millgate School. We welcome students from year five and secondary phase who have social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. Students also come from diverse ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds, which contribute to our unique ethos. Our aim is to ensure the academic, personal and social development of all our students so that they can develop their potential both in school and the wider community. We understand that our students have individual talents with a variety of hopes and aspirations. It is our job to ensure that each one grows and flourishes here at Keyham Lodge School.  We have very high expectations of our students and work closely with them to identify any specific needs and support they may require.

Keyham Lodge School has been recognised by Ofsted as Outstanding in the 2017 inspection. Here’s some of the comments from Inspectors:

“Inspirational leadership from the executive headteacher and director of schools results in a school which is never permitted to stand still. The drive for constant improvement is evident in all of the school’s work. When an inspector asked a pupil about the best aspects of the school, they replied, ‘It’s difficult to pin down the best bits as there are a lot’; inspectors agree..”

“Senior leaders create a positive culture for pupils by inspiring the school community. The staff team and parents are very positive about the school. One member of staff commented that their move to teach at Keyham Lodge had ‘rejuvenated my passion for teaching and restored my faith in the education system’. In a letter to the executive headteacher, one parent commented, ‘I say thank-you for providing my son with all the tools and skills he needs to be a caring, humble, kind and educated young person, which is the young man I see before me today.’ These comments were typical of those encountered by inspectors throughout the inspection.”

“Relationships between pupils and staff are exceptionally strong. Pupils trust the staff and, as a result, pupils grow in confidence so that they are able to succeed in all areas of their learning.”

Staff, students and parents are rightly proud of the school and the progress students make. Students are given the opportunity to realise their potential and create better futures.  We believe that close partnership with parents ensures that every student achieves as much as they can in their time with us. Students are expected to play an active part in the life of the school, to care about, and contribute to the community and to treat one another with mutual respect.

One of our most valuable resources is our staff; whether they are teachers or support staff  they contribute to the students’ welfare and progress. We only employ people who share our energy and passion about making a difference to the lives of young people. We give all our staff the support, challenge and training for the work they do in the school to ensure that their work meets the high quality and standards we expect.