|Name||Oak Heights Independent School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||27 November 2018|
|Address||3 Red Lion Court, Hounslow, TW3 1JS|
|Number of Pupils||76|
|Percentage Free School Meals||0%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||2.6%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||No, we only have catchment area data for schools in England|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Information about this school
Oak Heights Independent School is a selective secondary school for girls and boys in the London Borough of Hounslow. The school is registered for 80 pupils from Year 7 to Year 11. The proprietor increased teacher staffing from the start of this academic year by appointing two extra part-time teachers for English and psychology. The school uses the sports and swimming facilities of Hounslow Leisure Centre. The school does not use any alternative provision. The headteacher of the school is also the proprietor. There are three trustees and four governors. This was the school’s fourth standard inspection. The school also operates as an examination centre for external candidates wishing to take public examinations.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school Leaders ensure that the school provides its pupils with a good standard of education. Leaders have high expectations for pupils’ behaviour and self-discipline. As a result, pupils’ behaviour is excellent, and they work diligently in class. Pupils enjoy school and their attendance is high. They feel safe and have a good understanding of how to keep themselves safe in different situations. Teaching is good because teachers know their subjects well. They plan lessons that help pupils build on their prior knowledge and understanding. Teachers regularly assess pupils’ progress and use this information to identify and support pupils who need extra help. Pupils make good progress overall. Pupils regularly make substantial progress to reach high standards in mathematics and the sciences. However, there is some variation in pupils’ progress in other subjects. Leaders ensure that the curriculum is well suited to pupils’ academic needs and career ambitions. Teachers lead daily discussions about the news, which help pupils understand and debate current affairs. However, opportunities for pupils to take part in wider enrichment activities to broaden their cultural experiences and develop their creative skills are more limited. Teachers focus well on physical well-being. As a result, pupils have a good understanding of how to stay physically healthy. However, teachers do not ensure that pupils have a similarly secure understanding of emotional well-being. Leaders do not make sure that teachers learn from best practice. Occasionally, therefore, teachers do not give pupils, especially the most able, sufficiently challenging work to deepen their understanding. This limits pupils’ potential to reach the highest standards of which they are capable. At the start of the inspection, the school did not meet some of the independent school standards. The proprietor immediately addressed these. As a result, the school is now compliant with all of the independent school standards. 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.