Ofsted & The Department for Education

“Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. We regulate and inspect to achieve excellence in the care of children and young people, and in education and skills for learners of all ages.

We want to raise aspirations and contribute to the long term achievement of ambitious standards and better life chances for service users. Their educational, economic and social well-being will in turn promote England’s national success.

To achieve this we will report fairly and truthfully; we will listen to service users and providers; and we will communicate our findings with all who share our vision, from service providers to policy makers. We do not report to government ministers but directly to Parliament. This independence means you can rely on us for impartial information.

The Education and Inspections Act, which established the new Ofsted, specifically requires that in everything we do we should:

  • Promote service improvement
  • Ensure services focus on the interests of their users
  • See that services are efficient, effective and promote value for money”

This description was taken directly from the Ofsted website. If you would like to know more about Ofsted, please click: http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/

As a residential school, we have two different types of Ofsted inspection – one for our residential boarding side and one for our academic educational side. 

For the Ofsted reports on our Residential side, please click: http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/inspection-reports/find-inspection-report/provider/CARE/SC038284

For the Ofsted reports on our Educational side, please click: http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/inspection-reports/find-inspection-report/provider/ELS/121256

For the Department of Education’s school profile, including test results, please click: http://education.gov.uk/cgi-bin/schools/performance/school.pl?urn=121256