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The Unicorn School

The Unicorn School

A Specialist School supporting pupils with dyslexia and related learning difficulties

Information for the Lead Ofsted Inspector

A warm welcome to the Lead OFSTED Inspector.

These pages contain all the information you should require prior to visiting The Unicorn School, as specified in Part 6 of the publication "Inspecting Against the Independent School Standards, September 2014".  Should you require further information please contact the school office.

School Details

School details are listed below as specified in Part 6 "Provision of Information".

School Address

The Unicorn School, 20 Marcham Road, Abingdon,
Oxfordshire, OX14 1AA

Full contact information is listed here.

Telephone Number 01235 530222
Office Email Address
Head Teacher Mr Andrew Day BEd (Hons)
Chair of Governors

Mr Mark Chambers

Mr Chambers can be contacted via The Unicorn School.

Information about the Board of Governors is listed here.

Statement of Ethos

"The school provides a positive, nurturing environment in which every child is helped to build self-confidence, appreciate their learning difficulties and develop their own personal learning style.  Our goal is for every child to flourish at The Unicorn School, leaving with the confidence to learn, the appetite for study, and the desire to continue to succeed in their education and beyond."


School Policies

Selected School policies are listed below as specified in Part 6 "Provision of Information".  A complete listing of our school policies is listed here.


Additional Information

Additional information is listed below as specified in Part 6 "Provision of Information".  Should you require further information please contact the school office.

Public Examinations

The Unicorn School does not currently undertake public examinations including KS2 and KS3 SATs examinations.

Our GCSE programme commenced September 2016.

School Staff

The Unicorn School's staff list is listed here.

A summary of teaching staff qualifications is listed here.

Inspection Reports

The Unicorn School's Ofsted Inspection Report 2015 is published here.  Parents are encouraged to complete Ofsted's Parent View, there is a link to Parent View on the Inspection Reports page of our website.

Current inspection reports are listed here.

Pupils' Progress Reports A written report of each pupil's progress is provided to the parents of that pupil each term, i.e. three times per year.
Admission & Attendance Registers

The Lead Ofsted Inspector will be given access to the school's admission and attendance registers during the inspection.

Local Authority Funded pupils

Where a pupil is wholly or partly funded by a local authority, an annual account of income received and expenditure occurred by the school in respect of that pupil is provided to the local authority.

Where a pupil with a Statement or EHC Plan is wholly or partly funded by a local authority, such information as maybe reasonably required for the purpose of the Statement / EHCP annual review is provided to the local authority.  Further information about the school's role in the annual review process is listed in our SEND Policy.