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 Care Inspection 2017
The residential provision is well organised and run for the benefit of the children and young people. They are at the centre of all that staff do. Ofsted Care Inspection 2016
Residential pupils are at the centre of all practice and make excellent progress during their time at the school. The development of their self-esteem, confidence and independence skills is outstanding, especially when considering their starting points.
Ofsted Care Inspection 2015
We provide an environment where our residential students can enjoy the benefits of living in a vibrant, friendly community where their individual needs are recognised and provided for. Our most recent Ofsted inspection rated our care as OUTSTANDING (June 2017).
During their time at Hamilton Lodge School and College the students make friendships which carry on throughout their lives. They develop the skills they need to become well rounded independent young people ready to take their place in the adult world . They gain the confidence to make choices based on the valuable experience and knowledge gained during their time in our supportive and nurturing environment.
The residential part of the school is divided into five ‘houses’:
- 1-3 for school boys
- 34 (Ovingdean House) for school girls
- 15 for college girls
- 11 for college boys
- Hill House for boys who need additional support and care
Pupils and students can personalise their bedrooms and are encouraged to use the school and college facilities. Each house has a clean, homely living area with activities, computer consoles and games that they can use. House meetings are a way that our residential pupils and students can request new facilities and activities and let us know what needs improving.
All residential pupils and students have the use of the school gym, the floodlit ball court and the all-weather floodlit football pitch under staff supervision.
Parents and carers are encouraged to keep in regular contact with their children at the school. Young people can use the minicom at any reasonable time. We also have facilities to use skype and e-mail in each house.
There is a surgery based at No.1 house where young people can receive medical treatment or advice. There are also two single rooms in the sick bay off the surgery. The school nurse is available on a daily basis and holds a surgery every lunch-time.
Our Residential Care Ofsted Reports
- Ofsted Care Report 2016
- Ofsted Care Report 2015
- Ofsted Care Inspection 2013
- Ofsted Care Report 2011
- Ofsted Care report 2010
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