Elmfield School

Elmfield School for Deaf Children

Ofsted Report January 2013

Ofsted visitied us on the 17 and 18 January. Denise Morris was the lead inspector on this occasion. She looked extremely closely at all aspects of both schools. We are proud that Elmfield School has maintained it's status of “Good” overall.

Again, all the issues identified as actions at the last Ofsted (May 2010) have been judged to have been successfully addressed and the school has been judged as both “improved” and “improving”.


Some of the areas we are please with are:

  •  "Pupils of all abilities, including those with additional special educational needs, achieve well in all areas of learning particularly in reading and mathamatics."
  • "Younger pupils make outstanding progress in visual phonics sessions (matching signs with letters and sounds)."
  • "Older pupils achieve very well in their GCSEs. All pupils achieve well in their accredited courses."


 Things we have been asked to improve on are:

  • Improve pupils’ achievements in writing.
  • Strengthen pupils’ independence by increasing opportunities to take on responsibilities.

Both of these, are achievements that will happen over time. As we are always looking to improve our Ofsted rating, we are happy with the result this time around. We hope carry on the trend and improve further over the next few years.

For more information, please click here to see our latest Ofsted Report. 

For a BSL Breakdown Please click here.