The Green Room


Name The Green Room
Website http://www.thegreenroomschool.com
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 09 October 2018
Address 4A Albert Street, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 5BU
Phone Number 01753866711
Type Independent
Age Range 11-25
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 30 (66% boys 34% girls)
Local Authority Windsor and Maidenhead
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

The Green Room School opened in August 2014. The school provides for pupils who have complex difficulties which have prevented them from regular attendance at previous schools. The proprietor and chief executive of Everyday Arts LTD has recently stepped down from co-headship of this school. The headteacher is also the executive headteacher of The Green Room in Kingsley. The majority of pupils have education, health and care plans. A small number of pupils, including in the sixth form, attend part-time placements due to their medical needs or because they are transitioning into the school. The school does not use any alternative provision. The school has pupils outside the age range for which it is registered. The school has plans to expand to accommodate students initially up to age 19 and at a later date to the age of 25. They wish to accommodate up to 50 students in the future.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school School leaders are highly effective in ensuring that the school’s ethos and practice successfully transform pupils’ lives for the future. Pupils are unanimous in their appreciation of staff and of what the school provides for them. They say that the education that they receive makes a significantly positive impact on their next stage of education. Staff care for and support pupils exceptionally well. The school has a family atmosphere and pupils thrive, behave well and feel safe. Leaders ensure that staff are trained effectively so that teaching meets pupils’ special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities very well. Highly effective teaching, learning and assessment ensure that pupils achieve outstanding outcomes. Pupils quickly settle in the school and make rapid progress in English, mathematics and across the curriculum. Many pupils gain qualifications that they never thought were possible as they make up previous lost ground. Parents and carers have the highest praise for the school. All would recommend the school to others. Leaders have developed a highly effective school curriculum that provides pupils with academic qualifications and skills for life. The sixth form is outstanding. All students are prepared well so that they make a successful transition to education, training or employment. Many pupils have not been in formal schooling for some time or have had very poor attendance in the past. Their attendance is now excellent. Highly experienced and knowledgeable trustees provide excellent support and challenge to school leaders. While leadership is outstanding overall, leaders new to their roles have yet to develop their skills fully. This outstanding 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.