Combe Pafford School

Combe Pafford School

Name Combe Pafford School
Ofsted Inspections
Address Steps Lane, Watcombe, Torquay, TQ2 8NL
Phone Number 01803327902
Type Academy (special)
Age Range 6-19
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 260 (67.7% boys 32.3% girls)
Local Authority Torbay
Percentage Free School Meals 45.9%
Percentage English is Not First Language 1.5%
Persistent Absence 15%
Pupils with SEN Support 0%
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Short inspection of Combe Pafford School

Following my visit to the school on 18 October 2018 with Paula Marsh, Ofsted Inspector, I write on behalf of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Education, Children's Services and Skills to report the inspection findings. The visit was the first short inspection carried out since the school was judged to be good in January 2015.

This school continues to be good. The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. You have high aspirations for all pupils to be successful and work tirelessly to ensure that they receive the very best teaching and learning opportunities.

Your motto 'believe, succeed, achieve' shines thr...ough all of the school's work. You are ably supported by your senior leaders and staff, who share your vision and determination for the school to become outstanding. Relationships within the school are impressive.

Although this is a large special school, leaders and staff know their pupils extremely well. This means they can plan provision which meet pupils' needs well. As a result, pupils' outcomes remain good across the school.

The sixth form was judged to be outstanding at the previous inspection. This provision continues to be a significant strength and a highly effective aspect of the school's work. The head of the sixth form and his team are passionate about the quality of education that students receive.

There is continuous monitoring and