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We are delighted that Heathlands was graded “outstanding” in all categories during its Ofsted inspection of 26-27 September 2017. Please click on the link below to see the full report.

Quotes from the 2017 Report:


“Leaders at all levels are relentless in their pursuit of excellence.  They are committed to ensuring that deaf pupils receive the best possible education and care.”

“Leaders are constantly evaluating the quality of education pupils receive.  They question and challenge each other to keep improving the school.”


“Teaching is outstanding because all adults who work with pupils know their individual special needs exceptionally well.  Teachers and teaching assistants are highly skilled and adapt activities so that pupils achieve extremely well.”

“The well-balanced curriculum is carefully matched to pupils’ needs.  Pupils are given every opportunity to shine and develop their skills and understanding through the projects they are involved in.”

“The use and understanding of information and communication technology stands out as an exceptional feature across the school.”

“Teaching is outstanding because children blossom into confident communicators.”

Personal Development and Behaviour

“Pupils spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is a strength of the school.”

“The exceptional culture of safety in the school makes a strong contribution to pupils’ outstanding personal development and welfare.”

“There is excellent behaviour in all lessons because pupils like and respect the adults who work with them.”


“Children have an outstanding start to their education in the early years.”

“Pupils make outstanding progress from their very varied starting points.”

“All groups of pupils make outstanding progress, including those who have additional special education needs.”

“The most able pupils achieve exceptionally well in their GCSEs.”

Full Ofsted Inspection Report

Residential Ofsted Report