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Five years of "outstanding"...

North Hill House School, Frome a specialist day and residential school for boys and girls aged seven to 19 with autistic spectrum disorders including Asperger Syndrome, was graded as "outstanding" for the fifth consecutive year following a recent Welfare Inspection.

Farleigh College, Frome a specialist day and residential school for young people aged 11 to 19 with autistic spectrum disorders including Asperger Syndrome, has transformed its welfare provision from 'Inadequate' in September 2011 to 'Good'.

Following the inspection at North Hill House the Ofsted report noted that "the residential experience enables pupils to make significant progress". It also commented that "the upmost importance is given to pupils" and that "the staff are a real strength of the service, are dedicated and committed". 

Students rated the school as 11 out of 10 and parents were equally overwhelmed by the care provided by the staff: "the pastoral care is outstanding", "excellent communication", "I feel listened to", "there should be more schools like this" and "I am highly impressed with this school". 

Sharon Edney, Executive Principal of North Hill House and Farleigh College, said: "I am unbelievably proud of the staff at both schools for the very significant work they have undertaken to achieve this quality threshold."  

"For North Hill House to have attained an outstanding in every area with no recommendations for improvements is a testament to the work ethic and skills of the staff. To have achieved an outstanding grade for the fifth year in succession is truly amazing."

The "strong and effective guidance of the new Principal" at Farleigh College Mells also impressed the inspector. It was noted that "the leadership and management of the residential provision are much improved" and "the new leadership team had made significant improvements". 

Sharon Edney continued: "The staff at Farleigh College have worked so hard to improve on the areas noted in the previous inspection and to move from inadequate to good is a fantastic success. This is again a testament to the staff, who have a genuine passion to ensure that the educational and social needs of the pupils are appropriately met."

"However, we will not rest on our laurels but will continue to look for innovative ways to enhance our provision even further."

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