Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. They report directly to Parliament and are independent and impartial. Ofsted inspect and regulate services which care for children and young people, and those providing education and skills for learners of all ages. Visit Ofsted website for more information about how they carry out inspections.

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Ofsted Education Report, October 2013 Ofsted Children's Home Report, July 2016

Ofsted for Care - Children's Home inspection

In July 2016 we were delighted to receive an outstanding rating for care. The inspector highlighted particular achievements with regards to communication; supporting the self regulation of emotions and behaviour; the choices available to young people; admissions; transition into adulthood; the exemplary relationships between staff and young people; the safe and secure environment; care and patience of staff; the facilities onsite; parent liaison and the improvement of family life.


Children and young people are making outstanding progress from their starting points.

Ofsted inspection report, July 2016

There is a high level of integration between the services the home offers to children and young people: education, therapy and medical support as well as residential care. This, together with the exceptional degree of consistency in approach between staff, provides a secure base that enables children and young people to make good progress.

Ofsted inspection report, July 2016

Ofsted Education inspection

In October 2013 we were delighted to receive a good rating overall for education in the school, with six outstanding grades for the quality of care, curriculum, pupils' behaviour and personal development, the provision for pupils' welfare, health and safety, the quality of care and outcomes for young people. The therapeutic and pastoral care was rated excellent and training exceptional.

The outstanding curriculum is highly personalised. It provides rich opportunities for high-quality learning and promotes pupils’ personal development extremely well. Pupils’ behaviour and personal development are outstanding and make a significant contribution to pupils’ learning. The provision for pupils’ welfare, health and safety is outstanding as a result of extensive staff training and close collaboration between multi-disciplinary teams.

Ofsted inspection report, October 2013

Staff were observed to be extraordinarily patient and attentive; one parent said that ‘people here are the unsung heroes of the world

Ofsted inspection report, October 2015