Cliffdale Primary Academy is in great demand by families in Portsmouth and the surrounding area. We have 104 pupils on role, aged 4 – 11 years. The academy caters predominantly for students with complex learning disabilities (SLD and MLD). A large proportion of pupils have autistic spectrum disorders and a few pupils have additional needs associated with physical disabilities and medical conditions. All have a statement of special educational needs, soon to be converted to Education, Health and Care Plans.
The distinctive aims and special features of the academy
- Cliffdale Primary School became an academy sponsored by the Solent Academies Trust in December 2013. The school has close links with all the Portsmouth special schools and in particular Mary Rose Academy
- Cliffdale Primary Academy was judged Outstanding in all areas by Ofsted in November 2016
- The academy is over-subscribed and in great demand by families in Portsmouth and the surrounding areas
- The Executive Headteacher leads both Cliffdale Primary Academy and Mary Rose Academy. The Executive Headteacher is a National Leader of Education
- The academy provides a high quality outreach service to mainstream schools (PSENSP). See the information in the sidebar to the right of this page
To find out more about our academy please read our 'Local Offer Brochure' in the sidebar to the right of this page. This forms part of the Portsmouth information on SEND provision.
Local Offer Consultation
The aim of this consultation is to gather feedback from parents and carers, young people and professionals on:
- The Local Offer website
- Services you have used or are using
- Services you would like to see available for children and young people with special educational needs and or a disability.
The purpose of the Local Offer website is to provide access in one place to the provision that Portsmouth City Council expects to be available in the area for children and young people with special educational needs and or a disability. It also contains information about other provision and support that has been specifically requested by parents and young people.
Feedback on existing services is important to ensure they are meeting the needs of families. In addition consultation helps us to identify any gaps or services missing in Portsmouth for children and young people with special educational needs and or disabilities (SEND) aged 0-25.
We would be grateful if you could take the time to answer a short survey, it should take no longer than 5-10 minutes to complete. Your feedback will be used to find out services that are working well and to identify the need for new services in response to supporting children, young people and their families.
The survey is on-going and can be accessed here
Local Offer Team, Portsmouth City Council