Ofsted Boarding Report

Ofsted Boarding Report

Our boarding provision is inspected every year by Ofsted under the Children's Act 1989 as amended by the Care Standards Act 2000. Boarding inspections are now unannounced with just a couple of hours' notice. We chose to be subject to Ofsted inspections rather than the Independent Schools' Inspectorate as we considered this would be more readily accepted by Local Authorities considering the placement of children with us.

The last boarding inspection took place over two days in September 2011, and we were delighted when our previous 'Outstanding' overall assessments were confirmed. This was then repeated when we had our full Ofsted inspection in May 2012, so boarding managed to achieve two 'Ofsted Outstandings' in one year!

You can see the full reports by clicking on the pdf icons below, but here are the principal findings:

The findings in brief:

Overall effectiveness: Outstanding
Outcome for residential pupils: Outstanding
Quality of residential provision and care: Outstanding
Residential pupils' safety: Outstanding
Leadership and management of the residential provision: Outstanding

The Ofsted reports reflect well on the whole of our team, but especially our boarding and household staff, and we are all very keen now to ensure we maintain and continue to improve on these high standards.

  1. Ofsted Boarding Report September 2011
  2. Ofsted Full Report May 2012