On Track Education Wisbech

Name On Track Education Wisbech
Website https://www.ontrackeducation.com/schools/wisbech
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 11 December 2018
Address Enterprise House, Old Field Lane, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, PE13 2RJ
Phone Number 01945580898
Type Independent (special)
Age Range 11-18
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils Unknown
Local Authority Cambridgeshire
Percentage Free School Meals 0.0%
Pupils with SEN Support 7.1%
Catchment Area Information Available No
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

On Track Education Centre Wisbech is an independent special school for boys and girls aged between 11 and 18 years. On Track Education Services Limited operates the school, which opened in 2006. The name of the proprietorial body is not available on the Department for Education’s (DfE) website page for the school (Get information about schools). The directors provide the governance for the school. There are 11 pupils on roll aged between 14 and 16 years. All pupils attend on a full-time basis. All pupils have education, health and care plans. Pupils often present challenging behaviour. Many of them have experienced personal traumas and severe disruption in their previous education. Local authorities fund pupils’ placements at the school. The school does not use alternative providers.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The headteacher’s vision and ambition to secure high-quality provision have resulted in significant improvements since the previous inspection. Senior leaders, including the proprietors, have ensured that all the independent school standards are met. The relatively new teaching team is a powerful force for change. Teachers know their pupils’ learning needs remarkably well and plan effectively to meet them. The curriculum is suitably tailored to capture individual pupils’ interests. Pupils make typically good progress in gaining accredited qualifications, including GCSEs, often from very low starting points. Effective one-to-one support builds a culture of trust between pupils and staff, which leads to a positive climate for learning. Pupils’ academic, social and personal development is checked carefully. Appropriate action is taken to deal with any gaps identified. Safeguarding is effective and of the highest priority. Staff are vigilant in protecting the vulnerable young people in their care. Most pupils do well in improving their behaviour, confidence and attitudes to learning. Staff help pupils to relate more effectively to others in school and across the wider community. While pupils improve their attendance during their time in the school, some do not attend as regularly as they should. A few staff do not have the skills they need to help pupils to make strong progress in reading and literacy. Some teachers do not challenge pupils’ off-task behaviour quickly enough. 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.