Monday, March 27, 2023

Beacon Hill school praised for "Outstanding" Ofsted report

BEACON Hill Academy, an all-through special school for children and young people with sensory and physical needs based in South Ockendon, was recently awarded the top grade of “outstanding” by Ofsted for the third time in row.

The academy was awarded the status in their latest inspection last month, following two previous “outstanding” inspections in 2009 and 2012.

The report stated, “The leadership team has maintained and further improved the outstanding quality of education for all pupils since the last inspection. Committed and determined school leaders, governors and staff ensure that outcomes continue to rise and that all pupils have the opportunity to meet their full potential.”

The report went on to comment that the school allows pupils to “develop a deep love for learning.”

Following the report’s release, portfolio holder for education and health, Cllr James Halden, said: “It is another fantastic result for the school and the borough as a whole.

“I am extremely proud to boast two ‘outstanding’ special schools in Thurrock and it’s great to see these schools continuing to develop, improve, innovate and inspire. I’m hoping to visit both schools this year.”

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