SEAFORD: Ofsted report judges school as outstanding

STAFF and pupils at a Seaford school are celebrating an outstanding Ofsted report.

Bowden House School in Firle Road received an inspection recently and came up trumps.

The special school, which educates up to 38 pupils, was awarded an overall quality rating of outstanding and made the same grade in the six separate categories in the report.

The inspection was carried out under the Care Standards Act 2000.

The report document read, “The school delivers an excellent standard of care which enables and encourages the boarders to develop both their confidence and social skills in a safe and nurturing environment.’

The report said four recommendations at the last inspection had all been addressed and praised the school’s approach and systems which ensures the welfare and safety of pupils is valued.

It added, “The school operates a curriculum that aims to provide a wide range of educational and social experience throughout the day.

“It is clear pupils live full and active school lives and each day includes dedicated periods of education, recreation and social time. The level of individual support offered to the pupils is outstanding.”

Gerry Crook, headteacher at Bowden House School, said, “This report reflects the very hard work everyone has put in. It follows on from our recent good quality rating during our OFSTED Education inspection.

“The school is going from strength to strength, it is a very special place and I am delighted the inspector recognised the progress that has been made.

“We are now entering into the next phase of Bowden House with a new school build. This is wonderful news for the future of Bowden House School.”