Principal – Billy McInally


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. A pdf version of the report can be read here – Hamilton Lodge School and College Residential Care Report 2017

We were last inspected in June 2017 and we were found to provide outstanding care – Care OFSTED 2017 report

“This is a warm, friendly school where young people are cared for exceptionally well. They enjoy each other’s company, show exemplary behaviour and have trusting relationships with staff. They engage in a wide range of activities within the school and local community, such as swimming and cricket.” Ofsted 2017

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.

Parent view for Ofsted page

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.

We also ask Parents & Carers to complete paper versions when they visit us. This is the report from 2018 –

Parent View Results 2018