Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. Ofsted inspect and regulate services which provide education and skills for learners of all ages, as well as services that care for children and young people to ensure high standards.

Ofsted report directly to Parliament and are independent and impartial. Find out more about Ofsted, their responsibilities and how they carry out inspections.

You can find Prior's Court School on the Gov.uk compare school performance service.

Download our latest Ofsted reports:
Ofsted Education Report, January 2018 Ofsted Children's Home Report, July 2021

You can find our previous reports on the Ofsted website.

Ofsted education inspection

In January 2018 we were delighted to receive an outstanding rating for education in the school, having achieved outstanding across the board in all five key assessment areas. These include leadership and management, quality of teaching, personal development and behaviour, pupil’s outcomes and sixth form provision.

Outstanding leadership enables pupils to make exceptional progress. Staff have an excellent understanding of autism and the needs of individual pupils.

Ofsted inspection report, January 2018

Parents are delighted with the school. They praise how dramatically their children have changed since being at the school. All who responded to Ofsted’s survey would recommend the school to another parent.

Ofsted inspection report, January 2018

Our School Evaluation Form for our next Ofsted education inspection is available for viewing.

Ofsted for care - Children's home inspection

In July 2021 we were pleased to receive an overall good rating for care - meaning for 10 years now our care provision has been rated as “good” or “outstanding”.

Children’s needs are understood, and responded to, by the dedicated, warm and compassionate staff team. Observations of practice during the inspection, and comments from professionals and parents, demonstrate the high regard for the staff’s care of their children.

Ofsted inspection report, July 2021

Leaders and managers have a clear and ambitious plan for the services that they want to provide to children and their families. They continually look for ways to improve children’s support.

Ofsted inspection report, July 2021