Ofsted Reports


We were proud to be rated by Ofsted in June 2013 as a “good” school- we are working incredibly hard to get to outstanding! We would encourage parents and carers to visit the Ofsted website to view recent reports.
Some of the highlights from the report include:

  • Students’ rates of progress have accelerated and more are now making outstanding progress. Students’ reading abilities have come on in leaps and bounds.
  • Since the beginning of this school year, students’ progress has been increasing at a pace.
  • Teachers’ assessments show substantially more students are now making outstanding progress in mathematics and science. In English, around half of the students are making outstanding progress using the national measure of one National Curriculum level a year.
  • All the parents responding to the Parent View questionnaire agree that their children make good progress at this school.
  • In reading, some students are making splendid progress. Around half of the students assessed in September 2012 and re-assessed in June 2013 have added more than two years to their reading ages.
  • Attendance has improved considerably since the last inspection and is now around the average for special schools nationally.
  • Monitoring of lessons by senior staff and well-targeted training have brought about good improvements in the quality of teaching.
  • The governing body and the local authority, provide a good level of challenge to senior leaders.
  • This rapid progress is because teaching is much better and the curriculum more interesting to the students and as a consequence, many more are attending regularly.
  • The school’s focus is now predominantly about learning rather than managing behaviour. Students are geared-up to learn.

We are continually trying to explore new ways of improving the education we provide for students at Park View. Parents can see our 2016/17 results and visit the OFSTED parent view page here: www.parentview.ofsted.gov.uk