Ofsted Report 2021

Our Most Recent Inspection July 2021

At our most recent full inspection in July 2021, Ofsted inspectors found Open Box Education Centre to be a ‘Good’ School in all categories:

Quality of Education GOOD
Behaviour and Attitudes GOOD
Personal Development GOOD
Leadership and Management GOOD
Overall Effectiveness GOOD
Independent School Standards ALL MET


Inspectors recognised that our school is ‘a caring and nurturing school’ where ‘pupils feel safe and secure because of the positive relationships they enjoy with their teachers’ and where ‘leaders and staff are determined that every pupil will thrive and succeed.’

Inspectors reported that ‘the well-planned curriculum’ ‘aims for every pupil to be prepared for adulthood, equipped with the knowledge and skills that will help them in their next stage of education’ and ‘is enriched with a range of activities and trips.’

Inspectors observed that ‘clear routines and expectations ensure that pupils behave sensibly and respectfully.’

The inspectors outlined two areas for improvement:

  1. Learning plans in some subjects need more detail regarding key knowledge and vocabulary
  2. Governors should ensure that they use information about the school’s progress in a timely way in order to understand what leaders intend to achieve through their plans

Please see the full report for further details