Kedleston’s High Peak School was judged ‘Good’ in all areas after its latest Ofsted inspection.
The principal, Anne Price said ‘ The Ofsted report reflects the hard work and dedication of the High Peak team. It’s particularly satisfying to get such positive comments from our parents and carers. We have great plans for the school including introducing a vocational curriculum and opening an onsite café for the local community.’
High Peak School is a residential and day school for young people aged between 7 to 18 for day places and 9 to 18 for residential places. They may have social, emotional and mental health difficulties (SEMH), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), moderate learning difficulties (MLD), autism (ASC), Asperger’s and other communication and sensory difficulties.
The Ofsted report highlighted why High Peak is such a great school:
‘Pupils benefit from a rich curriculum which matches their individual interests and secures their engagement.’
‘Parents and carers speak highly of the school. They indicate that their children are safe, well looked after and are making good progress.’
‘Pupils have increasing opportunities to develop their entrepreneurial skills, as evident in their start-up café and carwash businesses.’
‘The school is expanding its provision for pupils in Years 10 and 11, and those in the sixth form, to include work-based learning, college placements and apprenticeship opportunities.’
‘All staff are on board with the principal’s vision and the new direction for the school.’
‘Pupils benefit from excellent therapies, ….. all of which promote their personal, social, physical and academic development exceptionally well.’
You can read the full report here.