The purpose of the Ofsted Inspection is to assure children and young people, parents, the public, local authorities and government of the quality and standard of the service provided. The inspection was carried out under the Care Standards Act 2002.
The latest Ofsted Inspection took place on 16th October 2009. Please use the link below to download the Inspection Report:
Some highlights from the 2009 Report
The provision for ‘Helping children achieve well and enjoy what they do’ is rated as outstanding.
“This is a good school, in which boarders’ welfare is promoted by a strong approach to countering bullying and child protection. Boarding staff have good relationships with the boarders, and boarders can list a range of people who they can talk to if they are worried or have concerns.”
“Very good welfare plans are in place, which ensure that boarders with a specific health or emotional needs are well supported.”
“The school provides good medical care to the boarders. Nursing cover is provided throughout the day, with a registered nurse on call overnight. General practitioners also hold a routine surgery at the school each weekday. The new medical centre improves on the good facilities provided by the current medical centre.”
“The school has good regard for fire safety, risk assessment and protects boarders from safety hazards.”
“A robust approach is taken to risk assessment, and these are overseen by the health and safety committee. High risk activities are supervised by appropriately qualified adults.”
“The school has a strong induction procedure, with very good attention being paid to the induction of overseas boarders. New boarders join the school a day before the rest of the school returns, and older boarders are assigned to support the new boarders.”
“The promotion of equality and diversity is good. There is a nominated person who is responsible for the arrangements made for overseas students coming into the school. Induction for overseas students supports all students to integrate well.”