We have recently been inspected by Ofsted and maintained our ‘Good’ status.
You can view the report at Ofsted.gov.uk
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils:
- A passion drives the principal to ensure that pupils are safe, well looked after and achieving well at Nugent House School.
- Together with senior leaders, governors and the proprietor, the principal has maintained standards, and improved further the quality of teaching, since the previous inspection.
- Pupils benefit from an imaginative curriculum, which captures their interests and is tailored to their specific educational needs.
- The quality of teaching is good and teachers are keen to improve. Senior leaders are exploring opportunities for teachers to learn from excellent practice in other schools.
- Teachers, teaching assistants and mentors know pupils exceptionally well. They work together effectively to help pupils with their learning.
- Trustees and governors challenge senior leaders. Together with leaders, they ensure that all independent school standards are met.
- Parents are positive about the school. They say their children are safe and achieving well.
- The attendance of almost all pupils improves during their time at Nugent House School, as does their behaviour. Various therapies give pupils an insight into their behaviour and the consequences of their actions.
- Pupils’ progress, including in English, mathematics and science, is good. However, the best practice in monitoring pupils’ progress is yet to be shared across the school.
- Systems for assessing pupils’ abilities on entry to the school are not yet fully implemented.
- At the end of Year 11 in 2016, outcomes for pupils were good. This includes in GCSEs and vocational courses in subjects such as music, design technology, art and food technology.
- All aspects of post-16 provision are good. Safeguarding is effective, as it is in key stages 2, 3 and 4, and for the primary nurture group.
- Pupils’ knowledge of the culturally diverse nature of British society is still developing.
- Representatives from local authorities say they receive helpful feedback on pupils’ personal, social and academic development.
Download the full report here.