Jasmine House School


Name Jasmine House School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 22 January 2019
Address 34 Ilkeston Road, Heanor, Derbyshire, DE75 7DT
Phone Number 07984406110
Type Independent (special)
Age Range 11-18
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils Unknown

Information about this school

Jasmine House is a special school located in South Derbyshire. The school admits pupils who have complex learning needs. Pupils mostly have a range of speech and language difficulties associated with autism spectrum disorder. The school is registered to provide full-time education to up to eight pupils aged between 11 and 18. There are currently three pupils on roll. The curriculum is designed to meet the needs of pupils who have severe or moderate learning difficulties or who may have had significant periods out of education due to complex social and emotional difficulties. The school does not use the services of any alternative providers. All pupils have an education, health and care plan. Current pupils are in key stages 3, 4 and 5. There are too few pupils in key stage 5 to provide a judgement on the school’s 16 to 19 provision. All pupils are placed at the school by local authorities. The school registered as an independent school in July 2018. This is the school’s first standard inspection since it opened in September 2018.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school The proprietor, governors and senior leaders have ensured that the requirements of the independent school standards have been met. All pupils have access to experiences across the full range of national curriculum subjects, presented in ways which are relevant and appropriate for each pupil. Teaching is individualised to meet the needs of each pupil. Staff plan high-quality, stimulating activities that capture pupils’ imagination and enable them to convey their understanding in a variety of ways. School leaders lead by example and have created an ethos of exemplary teamwork. Each member of staff contributes effectively to the high quality of teaching, sharing their individual specialist knowledge to the benefit of all pupils. Staff are skilled at assessing the often-small steps of progress demonstrated by pupils. They record achievements accurately and plan very effectively for the next stages of learning. The quality of leadership and management is excellent. Senior leaders demonstrate a secure understanding of how pupils learn. They have created a culture of success based on high expectations. Pupils make strong progress. They quickly develop their ability to communicate their understanding, and additional needs, to staff. Pupils’ behaviour is excellent. They feel safe and they trust the adults they work with. Arrangements for safeguarding are effective, based on a secure understanding of government guidance. Pupils’ attendance is high, due to the well-targeted support that pupils receive from staff. Pupils enjoy being at the school. Senior leaders have achieved considerable success in a short time. They continuously evaluate all aspects of the school’s life and plan diligently for further development and improvement. 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.