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What is Ofsted...


Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. We inspect and regulate services that care for children and young people, and services providing education and skills for learners of all ages.

Every week, we carry out hundreds of inspections and regulatory visits throughout England and publish the results online.

Our goal is to achieve excellence in education and skills for learners of all ages, and in the care of children and young people.

We report directly to Parliament and we are independent and impartial.

Blossom House and Ofsted

For a list of Inspection Reports for Blossom House please visit this Ofsted page.

To easily access the latest report in November 2023 please click here.


This is an outstanding school

  • The headteacher, who is also the proprietor, has continued to lead the school successfully. All the independent school standards are met, and the school provides an outstanding quality of education for pupils.

  • Leadership is very strong across the school. The headteacher delegates effectively. Leaders take responsibility for their areas and collaborate well for the benefit of pupils. Occasionally, leaders lack an overview of school information.

  • Teachers, therapists and teaching assistants work well together to provide outstanding teaching. As a result, pupils make very strong progress from their starting points.

  • Teachers have excellent subject knowledge and plan activities with thought and care. This means that teaching is finely tuned to meet the needs of individual pupils.

  • Teachers use assessment to ensure pupils make their best progress. Leaders have not fully developed the process for including all of the information they hold about pupils.

  • Safeguarding is effective. Systems are robust, and pupils are well cared for.

  • Pupils’ personal development and welfare is outstanding. Pupils have very positive attitudes to learning. They develop empathy, respect and self-confidence.

  • Pupils’ behaviour is outstanding. Pupils concentrate well in class and largely self-manage their behaviour around the school.

  • Outcomes for pupils are outstanding. Pupils make exceptional progress in their learning and develop skills to help them live independently.

  • The early years provision is outstanding. Children follow a bespoke curriculum and are well supported by adults to make very strong progress from their starting points.

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