‘Close collaboration between education and care is of critical importance to the school. It is at the heart of the shared approach to the curriculum, to the guidance and support for pupils and to addressing their behaviour difficulties.’
‘The quality of boarding is good with five outcome areas judged as good and boarders’ enjoyment and achievement judged as outstanding.’
‘Pastoral support is a strength of the school and boarders receive outstanding individual support in line with their needs.’
‘Pupils receive outstanding pastoral care which contributes greatly to their development. Care staff are familiar with the educational needs of pupils in their care and actively encourage progress. Good communication systems are in place between care and teaching staff for the effective sharing of information and the promotion of pupils' welfare. The school's activities programme develops pupils' social skills, increases their confidence and self-esteem as well as providing opportunities to keep active and relax.’
‘The leadership and management of boarding are strong and contribute highly to the overall outcomes for pupils.’
Ofsted October 2009.