Priory’s Mark College in Somerset has been praised by Ofsted inspectors following its latest inspection.
Ofsted, the independent education watchdog, lauded Mark College, a special school, for its "good academic progress", "culture of inclusion and respect for others", "comprehensive policy for child protection" and how it equips pupils to "learn new life skills".
Ofsted said that "the school provides a secure and safe environment".
The report goes on to praise the children’s positive attitudes towards different cultures and religion; pupils commented "no one judges you" and staff "are always kind and helpful".
The inspectors also highlighted that "children and young people’s independence is promoted".
The quality of the residential accommodation was praised for its role in preparing pupils for adulthood. The College’s risk assessment procedures and safe working practices were also highly commended. Its overall Ofsted rating was "good".
Mark College is one of the UK's premier international colleges for specific learning difficulties associated with dyslexia and language disorder. It is a secondary day and residential school for boys and girls aged 10 to 19.
Welcoming the Ofsted report, School Principal, Chris Sweeney, commented: "We are very pleased with this report."
"It highlights some of the real strengths of Mark College, and is a great basis from which to develop and improve, always with an eye on being outstanding."
Mark Underwood, Chief Executive Officer of Priory Education and Children’s Services, said: "Thank-you to everyone associated with Mark College. The college offers a safe environment wherein pupils flourish and obtain the best outcomes they possibly can. It is pleasing to hear that the school has been recognised for the promotion of social cohesion, and its facilitating role in helping our pupils become young adults."
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