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Pupil Referral Units: Standards

Volume 488: debated on Monday 2 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which pupil referral units were assessed as inadequate by Ofsted in each year since 1997. (256423)

This is a matter for Ofsted. HMCI Christine Gilbert has written to the hon. Member and a copy of the reply has been placed in the Libraries.

Letter from Christine Gilbert, dated 20 February 2009:

Your recent parliamentary question has been passed to me, as Her Majesty's Chief Inspector, for reply.

Tables A-K show all pupil referral units which have been placed in special measures in each academic year since 1997. Special measures is an Ofsted category, defined at present in the Education Act 2005, meaning that a school is failing to give its pupils an acceptable standard of education and the persons responsible for leading, managing or governing the school are not demonstrating the capacity to secure the necessary improvement.

Please be aware that the framework for inspecting pupil referral units changed in January 2000, September 2003 and September 2005. As a result, there has been no consistent “inadequate” category over this period. These tables are therefore limited to those pupil referral units placed in special measures, as this category has been in place throughout the period in question.

A copy of this reply has been sent to right hon. Jim Knight MP, Minister of State for Schools and Learners, and will be placed in the Library of both Houses.

Table A: Pupil referral units placed in special measures in 2007/08 (8 pupil referral units)

URN

School name

LA name

108754

Sunderland Pupil Referral Unit

Sunderland

112096

West Cumbria Learning Centre

Cumbria

113657

Pupil Referral Unit, Poole

Poole

115838

The Bridge Education Centre

Hampshire

125813

Area B—Out of School Learning Service

West Sussex

131193

Havering KS4 PRU

Havering

134298

Mill Road Pupil Referral Unit, Ipors Centre

Liverpool

134880

Burton PRU

Staffordshire

Table B: Pupil referral units placed in special measures in 2006/07 (7 pupil referral units)

URN

School name

LA name

120769

Central Area Pupil Referral Unit

Norfolk

131182

Out of School Learning Service, Area A

West Sussex

131629

Alternative Centre for Education

Darlington

132997

Stafford Teaching Unit At the Stables

Staffordshire

134712

The Flixton Centre

Trafford

134869

Basingstoke School Plus

Hampshire

134983

Southwark Inclusive Learning Service KS4 Centre

Southwark

Table C: Pupil referral units placed in special measures in 2005/06 (13 pupil referral units)

URN

School name

LA name

134757

Caradon EOOS Centre

Cornwall

134754

North Cornwall EOOS Centre

Cornwall

134752

Restormel EOOS Centre

Cornwall

134275

New Directions

Islington

100391

Project 16

Islington

134128

Brookside School

Lancashire

134127

The Oswaldtwistle School

Lancashire

134346

Ashdale

Middlesbrough

134320

Young People out of School Project

Milton Keynes

134368

The Tuition Centre

North East Lincolnshire

134521

Alternative Provision PRU

Nottingham

134157

ED-START

Stoke-on-Trent

134159

Medical PRU

Stoke-on-Trent

Table D: Pupil referral units placed in special measures in 2004/05 (2 pupil referral units)

URN

School name

LA name

132741

The New Broadwalk PRU

Salford

134048

Moving On Pupil Referral Unit

Croydon

Table E: Pupil referral units placed in special measures in 2003/04 (9 pupil referral units)

URN

School name

LA name

100555

Norwood Secondary Centre

Lambeth

111520

Eston Centre (EOTAS)

Redcar and Cleveland

130993

Kidderminster Pupil Referral Unit

Worcestershire

132133

Kingsmead Centre

Derby

133572

Warrington Horizons

Warrington

133673

Ethos Pupil Referral Unit

Kirklees

133678

Primary Partnership Centre

Salford

133679

Rawcliffe Pupil Referral Unit

East Riding of Yorkshire

133735

Hornsea Pupil Referral Unit

East Riding of Yorkshire

Table F: Pupil referral units placed in special measures in 2002/03 (8 pupil referral units)

URN

School name

LA name

101584

Kingswood Centre Pupil Referral Unit

Bromley

101972

Enfield Secondary Tuition Centre

Enfield

107191

Airview Pre-Assessment Centre

Bradford

115847

The Forest Education Centre

Hampshire

119114

Marles Hill Pupil Referral Unit

Lancashire

122397

Oakdale Support Centre Pupil Referral Unit

Nottinghamshire

123638

Yeovil Centre Pupil Referral Unit

Somerset

124919

Sidlow Bridge Centre

Surrey

Table G: Pupil referral units placed in special measures in 2001/02 (6 pupil referral units)

URN

School name

LA name

109425

Orchard Centre

Luton

119105

Preston Pupil Referral Unit

Lancashire

119113

Minster Lodge Pupil Referral Unit

Lancashire

124529

Albany Centre

Suffolk

131619

Lime House Teaching Unit

Walsall

132034

Silverbank Centre

Medway

Table H: Pupil referral units placed in special measures in 2000/01 (5 pupil referral units)

URN

School name

LA name

102957

Secondary Support Service

Sutton

104287

The Braybrook Centre

Wolverhampton

107476

Beaconsfield PRU

Calderdale

110204

Manor Road PRU

Milton Keynes

132032

Ridgewaye Centre Pupil Referral Unit

Kent

Table I: Pupil referral units placed in special measures in 1999/2000 (8 pupil referral units)

URN

School name

LA name

104288

The Orchard Centre Pupil Referral Unit

Wolverhampton

105831

The Masbrough Centre

Rotherham

115836

South Farnborough Pupil Referral Unit

Hampshire

130314

Crossways Pupil Referral Unit

Dorset

131515

Bleach Green Centre

Gateshead

131588

The Martlet Pupil Referral Unit

Nottinghamshire

131532

Kirk Hallam Pupil Referral Unit

Derbyshire

131640

Waterside Education Unit

West Berkshire

Table J: Pupil referral units placed in special measures in 1998/99 (6 pupil referral units)

URN

School name

LA name

100392

Special Learning Centre (Secondary Base)

Islington

108139

The Springfield Centre

Wakefield

109425

Charles Street Tuition Centre Pupil Referral Unit

Luton

110600

CSSC Ascham

Cambridgeshire

125497

The Milverton Centre Pupil Referral Unit

Warwickshire

130981

The Priory Centre

Wakefield

Table K: Pupil referral units placed in special measures in 1997/98 (5 pupil referral units)

URN

School name

LA name

108567

Abbotsfield Pupil Referral Unit

North Tyneside

115479

The Hatherley Centre

Gloucestershire

115838

Woodside Centre PRU

Hampshire

123971

The Queensbury Vocational Centre

Stoke-on-Trent

124925

Staines Tuition Centre

Surrey