Freyburg School


Name Freyburg School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 04 July 2018
Address Holly Lodge, Ollerton Road, Carburton, Nr Worksop, Nottinghamshire
Phone Number 01909506880
Type Independent (special)
Age Range 11-18
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils Unknown
Local Authority Nottinghamshire
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

Freyburg School is an independent day special school located on two sites in rural north Nottinghamshire. It is part of the Keys Group of schools and provides education for pupils who live in residential accommodation managed by the company. The school provides education for up to 12 male and female students, in the age range 11 to 18 years, who have behavioural, emotional and social difficulties. There are places for nine residential and three day pupils. There are currently four pupils, aged 14 to 16 years, on the school roll. The school currently uses R.E.A.L. education as an alternative educational provider. Pupils attend R.E.A.L. education on a part-time basis and achieve qualifications in a range of subjects and vocational courses.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The headteacher and the proprietor have ensured that the school meets all of the independent school standards. The school provides pupils with a broad and balanced curriculum. Pupils make good progress and gain qualifications in a wide range of subjects. Teachers plan lessons and topics that interest and motivate pupils. The quality of teaching is consistently good. The headteacher has an effective system in place to track the progress and attainment of pupils. Gaps in pupils’ knowledge are identified quickly and pupils are given the help that they need to catch up. Pupils are safe and happy. Relationships between adults and pupils are extremely positive. Adults know pupils very well. Pupils’ rates of attendance improve considerably when compared to their previous school or placement. Pupils behave well. Instances of low-level disruption and bullying are extremely rare. Pupils are prepared well for life in modern Britain. They have a good understanding of British values, including democracy and the rule of law. Pupils receive effective careers advice. The vast majority of pupils find employment or attend further education after leaving the school. Teachers do not regularly require pupils to practise spelling, punctuation and grammar skills in their writing. Pupils make less progress in writing than in other subjects. School development plans do not fully support the proprietor and governing body in holding the headteacher fully to account. 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.