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Following our two day visit by two Ofsted inspectors, we are absolutely delighted with the findings expressed in the inspection letter:

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Inspection Letter MARCH 2023


“The school enables pupils to make a fresh start and reconnect with education.”

“Pupils develop new-found confidence and self-esteem. They begin to see a more positive, brighter future ahead of them.”

“Pupils enjoy the calm atmosphere, small classes and consistent routines. They feel safe in school and know that staff really care about them.”

“Pupils value the trusting, warm relationships that staff forge with them.”

“Leaders and staff are determined to engineer and sustain success for all pupils. Their aspirations are seen in older pupils’ positive outcomes and successful pathways into further education, training or employment.”

“In key stage 4, the curriculum is increasingly shaped around qualification pathways and pupils’ career aspirations.”

“Staff are proud to work at the school and enjoy being part of the Foundry team.”

“Staff gain pupils’ trust, find out their interests and help them to experience success. They are highly sensitive to pupils’ emotions, anxieties and readiness to learn.”

“Members of the school’s management committee work closely with the headteacher. They keep appropriate oversight of key aspects of the school’s work, including safeguarding.”


















Ofsted commented;

“You care deeply about the pupils and are determined to make sure that your school provides the nurturing environment that they need.”

“Pupils are happy at your school, they say that there is always someone to talk to and that their views are valued. Parents and carers praise the improvements in their children’s behaviour and attitudes to learning.”

“You and your team are acutely aware of the importance of ensuring that every pupil is safeguarded from harm.”

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Headteacher Iain Thomas

Foundry College

Budges Gardens



RG40 1PX

Tel: 0118 334 1510