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Pontville School

Parents and carers

We want to support you and your family during your child’s time with us by keeping in close and regular contact throughout the school year.

Events and support for parents

As a parent or carer at our school we are able to offer you access to a wide range of advice and support. From events to podcasts and everything else inbetween we are constantly adding to the resources on offer.

Advice and Support east

Term dates

View our school calendar to see key term dates for this year

School term dates

School Ofsted report

We strive to achieve an exceptional teaching and learning environment where our pupils are able to achieve their personalised goals.

Read the full Ofsted report here east

Leaders are passionate about providing a curriculum that meets the individual needs of pupils. They have high expectations of pupils’ learning and behaviour. Pupils
experience a rich and varied curriculum.

Ofsted School Report , Pontville School

Pupils, including students in the sixth form, are happy at Pontville School. Staff have forged positive relationships with them. Pupils have adults in school to talk to if they are worried about anything or have any concerns.

Ofsted School Report , Pontville School

Pupils greatly benefit from a rich and wide set of experiences outside the academic and vocational curriculum. They take full advantage of the enrichment opportunities that they have, such as clubs and trips, and they participate fully.

Ofsted School Report , Pontville School

Pupils are prepared very well for adulthood and their next stages of education, employment and training. Secondary-aged pupils receive comprehensive and independent careers information, education, advice and guidance.

Ofsted School Report , Pontville School

Residential Ofsted report

For some young people with special educational needs a residential boarding placement can offer the right balance of education, support and stability that will then allow them to make rapid academic progress and develop socially.

Read the full Ofsted report here east

Children receive excellent individualised care and support to meet their changing needs. They very much enjoy staying at the residential provision, often waiting with anticipation to return after the school holidays. One child said, ‘If everywhere was as good as it is here, all children would be happy. We like our staff, and they like us, so why would we want anything different.’ Another child said, ‘I love going home but I miss my friends and the activities we do in residential. The holidays are too long sometimes, and I am always eager to return.’

Ofsted Residential Report , Pontville School

The staff are successful in building positive relationships with the children. As a result, children make exceptional progress as they learn to trust the staff and listen to the advice and guidance that they are given.

Ofsted Residential Report , Pontville School

Leaders and managers are inspirational, enthusiastic, and want the very best for the children. They encourage challenge and welcome new ideas and views from a range of people. They have an ethos that no problem is insurmountable or dream too high to reach.

Ofsted Residential Report , Pontville School

Children know how to keep themselves safe. They talk knowledgeably about bullying, the forms this can take, and what to do if they are worried about anything. During discussions with the children, one child said, ‘This is the best place I have ever attended. It is like a second family.’

Ofsted Residential Report , Pontville School

Parent feedback

We always encourage feedback from parents and carers, either via direct communication with us or at annual reviews. You can also share your thoughts through Parent View by clicking the button below.

Give Ofsted your view

Staying safe online and safeguarding resource hub

It’s never been more important to help keep your children safe online.

The Government has suggested that the Parent Info website is the best place to gain advice and support regarding this issue.

Click here to visit Parent Zone

A free hub of safeguarding resources to empower children, young people and all adults supporting them.

Click here to visit the safeguarding resourcing hub