Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. They inspect and regulate services that care for children and young people, and services providing education and skills for learners of all ages.
Ofsted is a non-ministerial department. You can find out more about what Ofsted do on their website
Our school and residential care provision are inspected separately.
School Ofsted reports
Our latest school inspection reports can be found on the Ofsted site here.
We were last inspected in 2015 and we were, once again, found to be a good school – Hamilton Lodge OFSTED School & College Report January 2016
“Pupils make good progress from their very varied starting points. Lower-attaining pupils, those with additional needs, disadvantaged pupils and the most-able pupils all achieve well.” Ofsted, 2015
Residential Care Ofsted reports
Our latest residential care inspection reports can be found on the Ofsted site here.
We were last inspected in June 2016 and we were found to provide good care – Care OFSTED 2016 report
“The skilled and competent staff team builds good-quality relationships with children and young people and supports them to develop peer friendships. Staff demonstrate a keen understanding of children’s and young people’s needs and the challenges that they face.” Ofsted July 1st 2016
Parents and Carers views
Parents and carers can submit their views on Hamilton Lodge School and College directly to Ofsted using their parent view portal. We encourage parents and carers to do this by providing laptops at our Parent’s Evening events and sending emails with the link to parent view. Potential students, their families and local authorities can look at the responses to see what the parents and carers of our current and past students think about our school. We also send out paper versions of this survey with extra room for parents and carers to give their views and ask questions. We use this feedback to improve our practice.
We have an online form in our Parents & Carers area where you can feed your views into helping us improve our school and care here.