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.”
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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 in March 2020. The Review team involved three external professionals: an experienced Ofsted Inspector, an experienced Senior Leader from a special school, and a MAT CEO. The review confirmed the school’s self-evaluation of Outstanding across all areas. The quality assurance review also confirmed our Area of Excellence-Integrated Therapeutic Provision.