Claremont School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary & Secondary
Post 16
Special school
2 - 19
Community special school

How Does The School Perform?

4 1 1 2 3 4
Ofsted Inspection
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Happiness Rating
Pupil/Teacher ratio
Persistent Absence
Pupils first language
not English
Free school meals
Henleaze Park

School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. Your resilience, passion and drive to ensure that pupils who attend Claremont School receive the very best quality of education and care is discernible. You and your staff exhibit ambition and high aspirations for all pupils. There is no sense of coasting at this school. You, along with your staff, continually reflect on and seek to improve the impact of your work with an absolute determination to secure the very best possible outcomes for your pupils. Indeed, governors describe how your persistence and impressive negotiation skills are unrelenting in order to get the best for your school. You have acted quickly with the improvement point arising from the previous inspection and the quality of teaching and learning continue to improve. Teachers plan activities that excite, motivate and provide greater challenge to ensure that pupils make good progress. Teachers share your passion and determination to provide an outstanding provision for pupils. They have high expectations of both themselves and pupils. They benefit from the high-quality training, mentoring and coaching you provide. They embrace the opportunity to visit other schools to share and improve their practice. As a result, staff are highly skilled which enables them to provide an effective education and to precisely meet pupils’ extremely complex needs. They build superb relationships with pupils and their families. Consequently, the gains pupils make are strong. Pupils are happy and enjoy their learning and all that the school has to offer. For example, they communicated with great enthusiasm about the many varied activities you provide such as orchestra, martial arts and swimming. Parents are overwhelmingly positive and tremendously appreciate the quality of education and care their children receive at your school. They speak very highly of the bespoke education and healthcare package their children receive in order to meet their needs fully. Comments such as, ‘An amazing school, can’t fault it at all, my child loves the staff, the environment and the work’, ‘a brilliant school, you can trust everybody’, and ‘a great school, we trust them a lot’ are typical of the responses received. Like their children, they also appreciate the good humour that exists within the school community. At the beginning of the inspection, we agreed on the key lines of enquiry to be considered during the day. These included: how the school ensure pupils are safe; the effectiveness of leaders in ensuring that pupils receive a high-quality education; how teaching promotes good learning and outcomes and how you ensure that the curriculum, including therapeutic provision, supports pupils’ all-round development for their future. These key lines of enquiry will be considered below under ‘safeguarding’ and ‘inspection findings’. Safeguarding is effective. You, other leaders and governors ensure that all safeguarding arrangements are fit for purpose and records are detailed and of high quality. The nature of your school means that all of the pupils who attend are vulnerable. Your mantra, ‘safeguarding is the responsibility of every member of staff’ permeates the school. You and your staff place pupils’ safety at the heart of the school’s work. There is a shared understanding of the need to protect each pupil from every possible risk. Staff receive high-quality training and receive the very latest guidance on all aspects of keeping children safe. This ensures that they understand and are able to carry out their roles and responsibilities assiduously and with confidence. Furthermore, leaders work closely with a range of medical professionals and other external agencies to reduce risk to pupils and keep them safe. Staff fully understand the importance of completing risk assessments. Leaders carefully check the assessments to ensure they remain fit for purpose in keeping pupils safe. For example, each pupil has a detailed plan in the event of an emergency evacuation. The school’s systems to check the suitability of staff to work with pupils meets requirements. Leaders and governors have completed the training to recruit staff safely. This ensures that all staff are carefully vetted prior to starting employment to verify that they are suitable to work with children. Pupils are exceptionally well supervised at the start and end of each day. Handovers between parents and escorts to staff are carefully planned. Information, including medical updates, is shared at these times, keeping pupils safe.

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