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Following our inspection on 27th and 28th September, we were delighted to receive the final report, which confirms an overall judgement of 'Good' with the following sub-catagories/judgements across our provisions:-

The quality of education: Good

Behaviour and attitudes: Outstanding

Personal development: Good

Leadership and management: Good

Sixth-form provision: Good

Please see full report attached below

As a summary, the inspectors reported:-

Students enjoy the community feel of Malden Oaks school. They think staff understand them and their needs very well. They appreciate how staff give them the time, resources and help they need to learn. This enables students to rediscover enjoyment in coming to school even when their previous placements have been unsuccessful.

Leaders are ambitious for all students.  Students achieve well from many varied starting points. Parents and carers are overwhelmingly positive about the way their child’s opportunities have been transformed since joining the school. Students are able to pursue their interests and learn new skills. For example, they explore wildlife in a nearby river and learn how to whittle in willow. Students get the chance to attempt and to achieve the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. 

Students behave with courtesy and great consideration for one another around school. They understand and live up to the values which the school makes sure they learn. Lessons are very seldom disrupted. Bullying is rare and tackled effectively when it does occur.