Ofsted and Challenge Partners

Ofsted Report

Swiss Cottage School Development and Research Centre have been rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted six times in a row (latest report June 2017). Ofsted inspectors judged pupils’ achievement, quality of teaching, children’s behaviour and safety and leadership and management to all be outstanding but more specifically that “there is no doubt that staff are committed to recognising the individuality of each pupil, working together, creating opportunities and celebrating success. You all live the school’s vision daily.”

You can read our latest Ofsted report here: Ofsted 2017 or you can visit the Ofsted website for more information.


Challenge Partners

To support the monitoring and evaluation of our overall effectiveness, Swiss Cottage School joined Challenge Partners in September 2017. Challenge Partners is a national network of schools that are involved in peer-to-peer challenge and knowledge sharing. Swiss Cottage School had its Quality Assurance Review on 21st-23rd February 2018. The Review team involved three external professionals: an experienced Ofsted Inspector and two experienced Senior Leaders from special schools. The review had a whole school remit and focused on teaching and learning to enable deep conversations about the quality of learning in the school and the progress of pupils through the overall provision.

Latest Report: 21st-23rd February 2018

Previous Reports: 1st March 2017

These reports was agreed between the review team and the school, as part of an ongoing professional dialogue that explores teaching practice, pupil progress, and school improvement strategies. The report confirmed the Leadership Team and Governing Body’s evaluation of the school provision.