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Ofsted and Performance Data

Ofsted Inspections


Include Norfolk is monitored by Ofsted. The school was last fully inspected in November 2021, and received a ‘Requires improvement’ rating.


Ofsted Inspection November 2021

Please read the report in full, however highlights from the report are:


  • The King’s Lynn site provides a safe haven for pupils. They say the school is like ‘a massive family’ where they are looked after well, enjoy learning and are helped to make the right choices.
  • Staff forge good relations with pupils. They help those who have missed long periods of schooling to re-engage in learning.
  • Pupils are taught how to stay safe. They feel free from bullying and know who to approach if they have concerns.
  • Teachers help pupils gain key skills in English and mathematics.
  • Pupils are well informed about the opportunities available when they leave school. Most Year 11 pupils secure a placement in local colleges.
  • Leaders promote pupils’ personal development and enable them to make positive choices when they leave school.
  • On the King’s Lynn site, experienced teachers use their subject knowledge to teach new learning in a logical, orderly way. They work as a team to manage behaviour effectively.
  • Staff welcome pupils into school, provide breakfast and check that they are ready to learn.
  • A counsellor provides therapeutic support for those with social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs. Regular personal, social and health education (PSHE) lessons enable pupils to develop an understanding of healthy relationships. They respect the different views and lifestyles of others. T
  • Weekly lessons in preparing for adulthood include information about education and training, career opportunities and how to prepare for interviews. Leaders engage with local providers to broaden pupils’ awareness of the options available to them when they leave school.
  • The proprietorial body provides support and challenge for leaders. Suitable plans are in place to improve the school.
  • The arrangements for safeguarding are effective.
  • (Safeguarding) Procedures to raise concerns and follow them up systematically are in place. Pupils, their backgrounds and the risks they face are known well by staff. All staff are trained to be vigilant. Designated leaders follow up concerns raised by staff systematically. Links with social services, the police and the local authority are well established. Access to the school sites is carefully controlled to keep pupils safe.
  • There were examples of very effective teaching in English, where expectations were high and pupils responded well to the feedback provided by teachers.
  • Inspectors noted examples of extended writing in English and in human and social lessons, particularly at the King’s Lynn site where pupils generally behave and teaching is more established. Inspectors noted good examples of writing about important issues taught in PSHE lessons.
  • Changes made to the school’s assessment system are now established. A framework is in place to assess pupils’ work. Teachers mark pupils’ work regularly and provide them with feedback on how to improve their work. Regular testing takes place to assess pupils’ learning and gauge how prepared they are for examinations.

Ofsted Monitoring Inspection October 2019

Ofsted Inspection March 2019

Ofsted Monitoring Inspection May 2018

Ofsted Inspection May 2017

Parent and Carer Feedback


Parents and carers are encouraged to give feedback about the school to Ofsted directly, using the Ofsted Parent View questionnaire.

Student results

Results for 2019/20 were affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Since they were based on teacher-based assessments they are not comparable with previous years. Accurate comparable results will be published as soon as they are available.

DfE Performance Tables


Information about Catch22 school performance can be found on the Department of Education school and college performance website.