Osborne School

Name Osborne School
Website http://www.osborneschoolwinchester.com
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 04 March 2015
Address Athelstan Road, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 7GA
Phone Number 01962854537
Type Special
Age Range 11-19
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 197
Local Authority 850
Percentage Free School Meals 27.5%
Percentage English is Not First Language 4.6%
Persisitent Absence 22.4%
Pupils with SEN Support 1%
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

Osborne School educates students with a wide range of learning difficulties, including those with moderate, severe, profound and multiple learning difficulties and those who are on the autistic spectrum disorder. Students have a statement of special educational needs. Thirty three students have education, health and care plans. The school has a residential facility for up to 10 Key Stage 4 and sixth form students. At the time of the inspection there were five students in residency. There are more boys than girls on roll. Most students are from White British backgrounds and have English as their first language. The school does not make use of any alternative provision. The proportion of disadvantaged students eligible for the pupil premium is above average. The pupil premium is additional funding for those pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and looked after pupils.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Students make good academic progress. Some make outstanding progress. Students in the sixth form make outstanding progress because they are offered a wide range of experiences to develop and extend their skills in the real world, including excellent vocational opportunities. Students benefit from a rich and varied range of subjects and experiences. This promotes their enjoyment of school and personal and social development very effectively. The behaviour and safety of students are good. Students enjoy school. They feel exceptionally safe. Students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is strongly promoted through positive and supportive relationships with staff and each other. Students relish and excel in musical and sporting events. School clubs and trips have enabled some students to experience foreign travel. Teaching is good. The teamwork between teaching staff and therapists ensures that students receive high quality support to enable them to make good progress. The residential provision makes an excellent contribution to the progress of sixth form students. Good leadership and management of the school at all levels, including the governing body, have created a positive and supportive learning climate, where teaching is good and students achieve well. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Teaching is not outstanding. Students are not always challenged enough and occasionally they do not move on rapidly enough to new learning, limiting their rate of progress. The school’s website does not contain all required information. Although students are safe in the residential provision, record keeping is not always consistent or rigorous enough.