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A journey of innovation and improvement

Dear Parents and Carers.

I am delighted to share with you that we have received the report from OFSTED after the inspection at the end of January 2024.  The Inspectors have rated Orchard Manor School Good overall, with Outstanding for behaviour and attitudes.

This is an excellent outcome of which we are very proud. The feedback about the quality of the Orchard Manor School team, the commitment, dedication, energy, effort and total focus on each pupil at Orchard Manor School was excellent. As you read the report, you will see the dedication and commitment of our teachers and staff to provide the best education and support for our students really shines through.

When we embarked on our journey of innovation and improvement, we kept our Values close, and tried to concentrate on doing the things that would benefit our pupils - and do them really well, not just taking a tick box approach to developments.  We didn’t do it for OFSTED but there is no doubt that the positive feedback and recognition in the report are a testament to the collaborative efforts of our entire school community. 

Guy Chappell, CEO of the Special Partnership Trust wrote in a letter to all staff; “This outcome is testament to your hard work and tenacity from the leadership team to every member of the teaching and support staff. It is a collective effort and a pupil focused team.”

We are very proud of our achievements and the progress we have made in enhancing the overall learning experience for our students.

The report highlights the exceptional progress our students have made academically and socially, showcasing their growth and development in various areas. It also acknowledges the supportive and nurturing environment that has been cultivated within our school, fostering a sense of belonging and encouragement for all our students to reach their full potential.

We are grateful for your continued support and trust in our school and its mission. Together, we will continue to strive for excellence and provide a high-quality education that prepares our students for success in the future.

Thank you for being a part of our school community and for believing in the power of education to shape a brighter tomorrow.

Yours sincerely

Nicola Jones

The full report can be read here when it is published:  Find an Ofsted inspection report