Eagle House School

Name Eagle House School
Website http://www.eaglehouseschool.co.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 14 November 2017
Address 224 London Road, Mitcham, Surrey, CR4 3HD
Phone Number 02086877050
Type Independent (special)
Age Range 4-12
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 58 (89% boys 11% girls)
Percentage Free School Meals 0%
Percentage English is Not First Language 0%

Information about this school

Eagle House School is a small independent day school in the London borough of Merton. It caters for pupils whose primary needs are related to their autistic spectrum disorder. Pupils live in a wide range of local authorities. Many pupils also experience social, emotional and mental health difficulties. All have education, health and care plans. Most pupils are boys. At the time of the inspection, two children were attending the early years, both full time. The school does not use any additional off-site provision. The school’s previous full inspection was in November 2014. At this time, the school was judged to provide a good standard of education.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The proprietor and senior leaders have maintained the good standard of education at the school. They have ensured that all the independent school standards are met. Safeguarding is effective and takes appropriate account of pupils’ complex needs. Pupils make good progress in English and mathematics from widely varying starting points. However, their progress across the other subjects is more variable. Teaching is good. Teaching staff are skilled at helping pupils, who all have special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities, overcome barriers to learning. They make lessons interesting and accessible. The school makes strong provision for pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Pupils make rapid progress in their personal development. Most who arrive having had difficulty managing their behaviour are supported well to improve. As a result, pupils feel safe and are able to make valued contributions to the school community. Senior leaders have made effective recent improvements to the curriculum. However, they recognise that middle leaders need to develop their leadership skills further so they can contribute more fully to leading improvement in their subject areas. The proprietor and governing board know the school well and offer effective far-sighted challenge to leaders as they drive further improvements. The early years is well led. As a result, children with complex needs whose development is well below that typical for their age get off to a good start. Compliance with regulatory requirements The school meets the requirements of the schedule to the Education (Independent School Standards) Regulations 2014 (‘the independent school standards’) and associated requirements.