|Name||Ebenezer House Closed|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||07 October 2014|
|Address||Co Castlecare, The Manor House, Squires Hill, Rothwell, Kettering, Northamptonshire|
|Number of Pupils||2|
Information about this school
Ebenezer House is a mixed, non-association independent school which is owned by the CastleCare Group. It is governed by the directors of CastleCare. The school provides full-time education for up to three students aged between eight and 16 years of age who are in local authority care and have social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. Many students who attend have been out of education for months, or years in some cases, prior to admission. The school aims to build their self-esteem so that they can make sufficient educational progress to be able return successfully to a mainstream educational setting. Students undertake a full-time education programme which is tailored to their particular needs. The school was registered for education in 2007. Its last education inspection was in June 2009 when it had three students on roll and was judged to be a good school. There are currently no students on roll at the school.
Summary of key findings
There was insufficient evidence to be able to make reliable judgements about leadership and management, students’ current behaviour and safety, the quality of teaching and how well students achieve. A secure judgement on the school’s overall effectiveness was thus not possible. Although there are currently no students on roll, the school is in a position to be able to educate and safeguard students. There is evidence that the school is well managed and led. Leaders have a clear vision and high expectations for students’ work, attitudes and effort. Proprietors stringently hold senior leaders to account for all aspects of school performance. The premises meet requirements and provide a suitable environment for learning. Staff are well trained and give high priority to education, the management of students’ behaviour and the development of good moral values and social skills. The school has helped previous students to do well and to make informed choices about their future and to progress to a place in mainstream education. There were insufficient arrangements for making documents relating to students’ progress over time accessible and available to inspectors when required. Arrangements to assess and record students’ progress on an ongoing basis are not as well developed as they might be. Compliance with regulatory requirements Regulatory requirements were met where the evidence made it possible to make these judgements. The school meets schedule 1 of the Education (Independent School Standards) (England) Regulations 2010, as amended by The Education (Independent Schools Standards) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 (‘the independent school standards’) and associated requirements.