Outstanding rating for Hillcrest Jubilee School following Ofsted inspection

Hillcrest Jubilee School, situated in Waterlooville, South Hampshire, is celebrating after receiving an Outstanding rating from Ofsted following an inspection in September.

The school, which is run by Hillcrest and is part of Outcomes First Group, provides education, therapy, welfare and support for boys and girls aged 8 to 16 who have social, emotional and mental health difficulties as well as other complex needs.

Improving on the previously rated ‘Good’ inspection in July 2014 and now rated Outstanding across all categories in the current inspection, everyone at the school are over the moon with the outcome.

The latest Chief Inspectors Annual Report specifies that only the top 21% of schools in the country achieve Outstanding.

The categories rated Outstanding in this inspection include ‘Overall Effectiveness’, ‘Effectiveness of Leadership and Management’, ‘Quality of Teaching, Learning and Assessment’, ‘Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare’ and ‘Outcomes for Pupils’.

Jubilee School is committed to empowering and inspiring individuals to learn, achieve and succeed and supports every young person to reach their full potential.

The Ofsted report states: “The head teacher’s vision and drive, coupled with the dedication of staff, have ensured that all pupils at the school have an excellent quality of education.”

It continued to say: “Parents and carers are delighted with how their children have flourished since joining the school. They say that staff are always available to help with any questions. All who expressed a view would recommend the school without hesitation.”

Head Teacher, Tim Rogers commented: “We are so proud of the result and this is testament to the hard work and commitment of our brilliant staff who work with a person-centred approach and put the individuals at the centre of everything they do.”

Mark Birkbeck, Regional Head of South services, said: “This exceptional feedback and overall rating is absolutely fantastic and reflects the true dedication, values and attitudes of every single member who has had a part to play in achieving this result. Huge well done to all of you and may this amazing work continue.”

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