Browns School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary & Secondary
Post 16
Special school
PUPILS
89
AGES
6 - 18
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Other independent special school

How Does The School Perform?

4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted report
(7/12/21)
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Hawstead Lane
Chelsfield
Hawstead Lane
Orpington
BR6 7PH
01689876816

School Description

Leaders do not do enough to ensure pupils’ welfare and safety. They do not demonstrate secure knowledge of statutory safeguarding guidance, including the required pre-recruitment checks on staff. Leaders do not ensure that the school complies with fire safety regulations. Safeguarding is therefore ineffective. The curriculum is poorly planned and delivered. Leaders do not develop teachers’ skills and knowledge effectively. Some parents and carers would not recommend the school, citing poor communication as their main concern. Pupils said they enjoy attending Brown’s School. They have positive attitudes and build strong relationships with the staff. Pupils said that the therapists and their chosen ‘trusted adults’ help them. Bullying is rare. When it happens, leaders deal with it effectively. Pupils respond well to the school’s high expectations of their behaviour. They are respectful of each other and behave well. The vast majority of pupils attend school every day. Staff help pupils to develop their confidence, communication and social skills. Pupils are also taught how to keep themselves safe, including when using the internet. In the secondary phase, pupils achieve well in English and mathematics.

Browns School Parent Reviews



70% Parents Recommend This School
Strongly Agree 55% Agree 25% Disagree 7% Strongly Disagree 11% Don't Know 2% {"strongly_agree"=>55, "agree"=>25, "disagree"=>7, "strongly_disagree"=>11, "dont_know"=>2} Figures based on 44 responses up to 22-12-2021
Strongly Agree 57% Agree 23% Disagree 2% Strongly Disagree 16% Don't Know 2% {"strongly_agree"=>57, "agree"=>23, "disagree"=>2, "strongly_disagree"=>16, "dont_know"=>2} Figures based on 44 responses up to 22-12-2021
Strongly Agree 41% Agree 39% Disagree 2% Strongly Disagree 14% Don't Know 5% {"strongly_agree"=>41, "agree"=>39, "disagree"=>2, "strongly_disagree"=>14, "dont_know"=>5} Figures based on 44 responses up to 22-12-2021
My Child Has Not Been Bullied 57% Strongly Agree 16% Agree 5% Disagree 5% Strongly Disagree 11% Don't Know 7% {"my_child_has_not_been_bullied"=>57, "strongly_agree"=>16, "agree"=>5, "disagree"=>5, "strongly_disagree"=>11, "dont_know"=>7} Figures based on 44 responses up to 22-12-2021
Strongly Agree 32% Agree 25% Disagree 16% Strongly Disagree 27% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>32, "agree"=>25, "disagree"=>16, "strongly_disagree"=>27, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 44 responses up to 22-12-2021
I Have Not Raised Any Concerns 9% Strongly Agree 52% Agree 5% Disagree 16% Strongly Disagree 18% Don't Know 0% {"i_have_not_raised_any_concerns"=>9, "strongly_agree"=>52, "agree"=>5, "disagree"=>16, "strongly_disagree"=>18, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 44 responses up to 22-12-2021
Strongly Agree 57% Agree 11% Disagree 20% Strongly Disagree 9% Don't Know 2% {"strongly_agree"=>57, "agree"=>11, "disagree"=>20, "strongly_disagree"=>9, "dont_know"=>2} Figures based on 44 responses up to 22-12-2021
Strongly Agree 39% Agree 25% Disagree 9% Strongly Disagree 18% Don't Know 9% {"strongly_agree"=>39, "agree"=>25, "disagree"=>9, "strongly_disagree"=>18, "dont_know"=>9} Figures based on 44 responses up to 22-12-2021
Strongly Agree 52% Agree 23% Disagree 14% Strongly Disagree 11% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>52, "agree"=>23, "disagree"=>14, "strongly_disagree"=>11, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 44 responses up to 22-12-2021
Strongly Agree 41% Agree 20% Disagree 20% Strongly Disagree 18% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>41, "agree"=>20, "disagree"=>20, "strongly_disagree"=>18, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 44 responses up to 22-12-2021
Strongly Agree 43% Agree 36% Disagree 7% Strongly Disagree 11% Don't Know 2% {"strongly_agree"=>43, "agree"=>36, "disagree"=>7, "strongly_disagree"=>11, "dont_know"=>2} Figures based on 44 responses up to 22-12-2021
Strongly Agree 30% Agree 18% Disagree 20% Strongly Disagree 18% Don't Know 14% {"strongly_agree"=>30, "agree"=>18, "disagree"=>20, "strongly_disagree"=>18, "dont_know"=>14} Figures based on 44 responses up to 22-12-2021
Strongly Agree 45% Agree 25% Disagree 14% Strongly Disagree 11% Don't Know 5% {"strongly_agree"=>45, "agree"=>25, "disagree"=>14, "strongly_disagree"=>11, "dont_know"=>5} Figures based on 44 responses up to 22-12-2021
Yes 70% No 30% {"yes"=>70, "no"=>30} Figures based on 44 responses up to 22-12-2021

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