Fountain House Education Suite

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Fountain House Education Suite


Name Fountain House Education Suite
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 07 November 2018
Address Fountain House, 157 Beeston Road, Beeston, Leeds, LS11 6AW
Phone Number 01132761711
Type Independent (special)
Age Range 6-14
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 4 (100% boys)
Local Authority Leeds
Percentage Free School Meals 0.0%
Pupils with SEN Support 0%
Catchment Area Information Available No
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

Fountain House School is small independent special school for pupils aged seven to 11. Situated in south Leeds, it provides full-time day education for pupils from the city and its surrounding area, all of whom all have identified SEND. The school is part of the Five Rivers organisation, which runs a number of schools across the country. Since the previous inspection, a new headteacher took post in the spring term of 2017.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school Leaders keep an unerring focus on securing pupils’ well-being and safety. They enable pupils to achieve the highest levels of personal development and exceptional rates of progress. Leaders ensure that all the independent school standards are met consistently. They use their excellent knowledge of the school and highly effective leadership skills to review and refine continually how they help pupils excel. Leaders seek to sustain continual improvement in staff skills. For example, they are currently seeking ways to enable staff to achieve qualified teacher status. Teaching, learning and assessment are of the highest quality. They are underpinned by detailed knowledge of pupils’ learning and personal development needs. Teachers use their well-developed understanding of how their pupils learn to plan lessons very effectively. Very occasionally, teachers miss opportunities to challenge pupils’ thinking to consolidate and extend their learning, for example in reasoning skills in mathematics. Leaders and staff collaborate highly effectively, so that each pupil’s curriculum is adjusted to best meet their needs and interests. This approach is a particular strength of the school. Leaders fully integrate the very well-considered programme for personal development and well-being, including appropriate therapies, into pupils’ everyday experience. Pupils behave impeccably. They use their very positive relationships and their rapidly increasing self-confidence to improve their learning and make excellent progress. All staff actively promote pupils’ well-being. Pupils feel safe and cared for well. Pupils learn very effectively about others who come from backgrounds different to their own. They show thoughtful consideration for others in their community, for example, older citizens or those with learning difficulties. Pupils acquire very well the skills and dispositions they need to continue to thrive in the next stages of their education, and as young people in modern Britain. Compliance with regulatory requirements The school meets the requirements of the schedule to the Education (Independent School Standards) regulations (‘the independent school standards) and associated requirements.