North Hill House
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary & Secondary
Post 16
Special school
PUPILS
49
AGES
6 - 19
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Other independent special school

How Does The School Perform?

4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted report
(3/3/20)
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Fromefield
Frome
BA11 2HB
01373 466222

School Description

North Hill House School in Frome, Somerset, is a purpose-built, co-educational residential and day school for pupils between the ages of seven and 19 years who are on the autistic spectrum. It occupies three sites across Frome. At the time of the inspection there were 24 day pupils and 24 boarders on the school roll. Most pupils are placed by local authorities and all but one have a statement of special educational needs. Six pupils are looked after by their local authority. The school makes use of additional off-site locations for physical education, together with placements at colleges and settings where work experience is provided. Post-16 pupils are educated at local further education colleges. The school is part of the Priory Group, which operates a large number of schools nationally for pupils with special educational needs. The school opened in 1999 and the last education inspection was in January 2010, when it met most of the regulations for registration. Residential provision was last inspected in June 2012. A progress monitoring visit was made in April 2010 to evaluate the progress the school had made in implementing its action plan and all the regulations were then met. The school describes its mission as, ‘Caring and preparing for an independent, successful future through individual pathways of education and learning, promoting self-worth and well-being in a safe, positive environment.‘ What does the school need to do to improve further? Extend the vocational studies available to the pupils. Ensure alternative communication aids are available to enable continued learning outside of the school day, and enhance communication opportunities between parents, carers and friends by having wireless access (WiFi) to the internet. Ensure boarding accommodation is well maintained, for example, by redecorating areas that are damaged and replacing tired and worn furniture. Ensure all outdoor play areas are appropriately lit to enable safe play.

North Hill House Parent Reviews



85% Parents Recommend This School
Strongly Agree 22% Agree 59% Disagree 11% Strongly Disagree 7% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>22, "agree"=>59, "disagree"=>11, "strongly_disagree"=>7, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 27 responses up to 06-03-2020
Strongly Agree 30% Agree 44% Disagree 19% Strongly Disagree 7% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>30, "agree"=>44, "disagree"=>19, "strongly_disagree"=>7, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 27 responses up to 06-03-2020
Strongly Agree 15% Agree 52% Disagree 22% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 11% {"strongly_agree"=>15, "agree"=>52, "disagree"=>22, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>11} Figures based on 27 responses up to 06-03-2020
My Child Has Not Been Bullied 37% Strongly Agree 15% Agree 11% Disagree 15% Strongly Disagree 4% Don't Know 19% {"my_child_has_not_been_bullied"=>37, "strongly_agree"=>15, "agree"=>11, "disagree"=>15, "strongly_disagree"=>4, "dont_know"=>19} Figures based on 27 responses up to 06-03-2020
Strongly Agree 7% Agree 33% Disagree 26% Strongly Disagree 22% Don't Know 11% {"strongly_agree"=>7, "agree"=>33, "disagree"=>26, "strongly_disagree"=>22, "dont_know"=>11} Figures based on 27 responses up to 06-03-2020
I Have Not Raised Any Concerns 11% Strongly Agree 41% Agree 30% Disagree 7% Strongly Disagree 7% Don't Know 4% {"i_have_not_raised_any_concerns"=>11, "strongly_agree"=>41, "agree"=>30, "disagree"=>7, "strongly_disagree"=>7, "dont_know"=>4} Figures based on 27 responses up to 06-03-2020
Strongly Agree 48% Agree 22% Disagree 15% Strongly Disagree 11% Don't Know 4% {"strongly_agree"=>48, "agree"=>22, "disagree"=>15, "strongly_disagree"=>11, "dont_know"=>4} Figures based on 27 responses up to 06-03-2020
Strongly Agree 26% Agree 41% Disagree 26% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 7% {"strongly_agree"=>26, "agree"=>41, "disagree"=>26, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>7} Figures based on 27 responses up to 06-03-2020
Strongly Agree 33% Agree 41% Disagree 7% Strongly Disagree 11% Don't Know 7% {"strongly_agree"=>33, "agree"=>41, "disagree"=>7, "strongly_disagree"=>11, "dont_know"=>7} Figures based on 27 responses up to 06-03-2020
Strongly Agree 37% Agree 37% Disagree 19% Strongly Disagree 4% Don't Know 4% {"strongly_agree"=>37, "agree"=>37, "disagree"=>19, "strongly_disagree"=>4, "dont_know"=>4} Figures based on 27 responses up to 06-03-2020
Strongly Agree 44% Agree 33% Disagree 7% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 15% {"strongly_agree"=>44, "agree"=>33, "disagree"=>7, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>15} Figures based on 27 responses up to 06-03-2020
Strongly Agree 33% Agree 22% Disagree 19% Strongly Disagree 4% Don't Know 22% {"strongly_agree"=>33, "agree"=>22, "disagree"=>19, "strongly_disagree"=>4, "dont_know"=>22} Figures based on 27 responses up to 06-03-2020
Strongly Agree 44% Agree 33% Disagree 15% Strongly Disagree 4% Don't Know 4% {"strongly_agree"=>44, "agree"=>33, "disagree"=>15, "strongly_disagree"=>4, "dont_know"=>4} Figures based on 27 responses up to 06-03-2020
Yes 85% No 15% {"yes"=>85, "no"=>15} Figures based on 27 responses up to 06-03-2020
Strongly Agree 0% Agree 100% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>0, "agree"=>100, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 3 responses up to 06-03-2020
Strongly Agree 100% Agree 0% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>100, "agree"=>0, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 3 responses up to 06-03-2020
Strongly Agree 67% Agree 33% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>67, "agree"=>33, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 3 responses up to 06-03-2020
Strongly Agree 100% Agree 0% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>100, "agree"=>0, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 3 responses up to 06-03-2020
Strongly Agree 33% Agree 67% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>33, "agree"=>67, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 3 responses up to 06-03-2020

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