The Grange Therapeutic School

Name The Grange Therapeutic School
Ofsted Inspections
Address 15 - 17 Somerby Road, Knossington, Oakham, LE15 8LY
Phone Number 01664454264
Type Independent (special)
Age Range 8-18
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 76 (89.5% boys 10.5% girls)
Local Authority Leicestershire
Percentage Free School Meals 0.0%
Pupils with SEN Support 0%%

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Since the previous inspection, the proprietor has greatly improved the leadership and governance of the school. Senior leaders now have an outstanding impact on all aspects of the school’s work. The governing body provides rigorous challenge to leaders and staff. Governors have an excellent understanding of how the work of the staff contributes strongly to pupils’ outcomes. Teaching and learning across the school are good and improving rapidly. Arrangements for the assessment of pupils’ progress are highly effective. Pupils make good progress from their various starting points. The great majority of pupils close the significant gaps in their knowledge and understanding. Pupils make outstanding progress in their ability to manage their behaviour, from mostly low starting points on entry. They grow in self-esteem and confidence. Teachers and therapists work closely together to provide excellent individualised support for pupils. Together they have a strong impact on pupils’ well-being and emotional resilience. Pupils, including those in the school’s outreach programme, are extremely well prepared for the transition to further education and employment when they leave school. Arrangements for safeguarding pupils are effective. Parents, carers, pupils and staff agree that pupils are safe in school. The school works very successfully with parents and external agencies to ensure that pupils are equipped to manage risks and develop safe lifestyles. Occasionally, teaching does not take sufficient account of pupils’ individual learning styles. Not all pupils read widely enough to improve their comprehension and interpretation of written texts. A small number of pupils are persistently absent, despite the school’s diligence in working with their families. School leaders have rightly identified that pupils’ overall strong progress is not entirely consistent across all subjects. The proprietor and senior leaders have ensured that the school meets all the independent school standards. 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.

Information about this school

The Grange Therapeutic School is an independent residential school for boys and girls aged eight to 17 years. Currently all pupils on roll are boys. The school is located in a rural location in Leicestershire, near to the town of Oakham. It is owned by Acorn Care and Education and was previously inspected by Ofsted in December 2015. The school has two sites. The lower school is located a few hundred metres away from the main site and consists of a converted detached house and purpose-built classrooms. All pupils have an education, health and care plan. Pupils typically have social, emotional or mental health difficulties. The school roll includes a small number of Year 12 pupils. These pupils take part in an amended key stage 4 curriculum. There is no separate sixth form at the present time. A new headteacher has been appointed since the time of the previous inspection. The school currently uses the following alternative providers to contribute to its outreach programme: Melton Learning Hub; Youth Education Project; Future Cycles; Community Giants; Braunstone Grove Sports; Loughborough Youth Development Project; Sustainable Land Trust; Pedestrian; Axlr8; Gaz Auto Training School and Waterfront Sports and Education Academy.