Jigsaw CABAS School


Name Jigsaw CABAS School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Address 20 Dunsfold Park, Stovolds Hill, Surrey, GU6 8TB
Phone Number 01483273874
Type Independent (special)
Age Range 4-19
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 77 (84.4% boys 15.6% girls)
Local Authority Surrey
Percentage Free School Meals 0.0%
Pupils with SEN Support 0%
Catchment Area Indicator Available No
Last Distance Offered Available No

Information about this school

Jigsaw CABAS School was established as an independent day school in 1999 by a group of parents of children with autism spectrum disorder. It operates for 43 weeks of the year. The school is located in a rural part of Surrey. The school caters for pupils with autism spectrum disorder. Many pupils also have a range of additional special needs. All pupils have an education, health and care plan. Most have been placed in the school by a local authority. The school caters for up to 68 girls and boys between the ages of four and 19 years. There are 67 pupils on roll, including 11 students in the sixth form. There are currently no pupils in the early years. The school follows the methodology of the Comprehensive Application of Behaviour Analysis to Schooling (CABAS). The school is run by a registered charity, the Jigsaw Trust. The trust also runs provision for adults with autism spectrum disorder. The school has a governing body and a board of trustees. The school does not use alternative provision. The previous standard inspection took place in September 2016.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school Leaders, governors and trustees have maintained the high-quality teaching and learning identified at the time of the previous inspection. The headteacher and her team of leaders provide exceptional leadership for the school. They are highly knowledgeable about pupils’ needs and continually search for ways of improving teaching and learning. Excellent teaching ensures that every pupil makes significant progress, both personally and academically, in this happy, welcoming school. Governors and trustees work extremely well together to support, encourage and challenge school leaders. All members of the school community share the highest expectations of pupils’ learning and behaviour. Teachers are highly skilled in assessing and supporting pupils’ needs. They establish exceptionally strong relationships with pupils and work diligently to ensure that all pupils make strong progress. Pupils like their teachers, get on well together and are understandably proud of their school. The task of preparing pupils with the skills and attitudes needed to lead rewarding and purposeful lives lies at the heart of the school’s work. Pupils flourish in the school’s safe, supportive and encouraging atmosphere. They make friends, develop interests and learn exceptionally well. Excellent teaching during the sixth form ensures that students make significant progress and are extremely well prepared for their future lives. Leaders have recently updated the programme for teaching relationships and health. They have suitable plans in place to review how well updated sequences of learning are supporting pupils’ personal development and to make any changes necessary. Leaders ensure that all the independent school standards are fully in place. 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.