Latest Ofsted Report 2018
We welcomed a visit from Ofsted on September 19th 2018. It was a material change Ofsted visit as a result of moving site and wanting to increase capacity from ten students to twenty five students. It was a vigorous and thorough inspection which focused on Part 4 and Part 5 of the Independent Schools Standards- safeguarding, premises and health and safety. Suffice to say we were successful in being approved for the material change having met all standards successfully.
What Ofsted said:
‘Leaders and managers at the school have good skills and knowledge. They assiduously monitor the independent school standards, placing a great focus on well-being and safety.’
‘Leaders actively promote the well-being of pupils in all that they do. They place pupils’ needs at the forefront of their improvements and carefully reflect whether planned activities meet pupils’ needs well enough. Leaders have introduced additional therapies to promote pupils’ well-being.’
‘Relevant health and safety laws are complied with through an effective health and safety policy. The policy supports the school in ensuring that the environment is free from hazard and that safe practices are adopted.’
‘The school has recently relocated to a wing of the Blackbird Leys
Community Centre. The facilities meet the needs of the pupils well. There is a large
communal area with smaller meeting rooms and classrooms coming off it. The acoustic
and sound insulation is suitable. It allows for a range of activities to take place, both in
the side rooms and in the main room, without disturbing the learning of pupils in the
In 2016-17 four students completed Year 11 with us, their results were as follows:
75% of students completed English and Maths
100% of students completed English or Maths
25% of students completed a GCSE pathway in English and Science.
English (Highest Result)
|Functional Skills Level 1||25%|
|Functional Skills Entry Level 3||50%|
Maths (Highest Result)
|Functional Skills Entry Level 3||66%|
Further information about school performance can be found on the Department of Education school and college performance website.
Parents and carers are encouraged to give feedback about the school to Ofsted directly, using the Ofsted Parent View questionnaire.