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Ofsted Report 2023

We received a Ofsted inspection in September 2023 and are proud to advise that the inspectors found the school's overall effectiveness to be ‘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

Information on Ofsted and what they do can be found on the Ofsted website and the full report is 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 an 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.

Read the full report attached below



Parent View is an online questionnaire that allows you to tell Ofsted what you think about your school at any time of the school year and at the time of a school inspection .

Please register with an email address and a password and once your login has been activated, it only takes a few minutes to complete answers to short questions about aspects such as bullying, the quality of teaching, level of homework, etc.

When our school is notified of its next Ofsted inspection, parents will be invited to give their views about the school to inspectors using the Parent View online facility as this has replaced Ofsted’s paper questionnaire. Please make sure we have your most up-to-date contact details.

Your views are important in helping inspectors make a decision about our school, and to help us know what is going well and what could be improved.

If you do not have a computer or an email address or if you would like help to use Parent View, please come into school and ask at the office.