Ofsted 2018 Report

St Luke's School & Forest House Education Centre's most recent Ofsted Report: March 2018

Our next inspection is due within a year and this will be a full Section 5 Inspection (2 days). We are delighted that Ofsted recognised the many strengths of St Luke's and FHEC and the intense work undertaken recently to move the school forward.

How do we evaluate ourselves?

In evaluating the school provision, we look at the following areas, which are also a focus for Ofsted, HMI and Hertfordshire Local Authority:
  • What and How We Teach
  • Quality of Teaching
  • Children's Outcomes
  • Children's Welfare and Safety
  • Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Guidance
  • Quality of Leadership


Within the areas above are key areas we robustly monitor and evaluate:
Child Protection and Safeguarding, Individuals' progress in learning and that of Vulnerable Groups, the effectiveness of teaching, the Quality of Work with our Partners, Finances and Value for Money, Health and Safety,

We now have rigorous systems of monitoring and evaluating pupils' progress, the quality of teaching and the effectiveness of our curriculum. We are confident in our systems to improve standards and will be robust in the analysis of progress as a result of changes put in place since September 2017.

Our Role in Using Data (Governors and Staff)

School Improvement Planning
Additional Funding - Pupil Premium Grant etc.

External Reports on St Luke's School

Ofsted (March 2018) Section 8 Inspection:



Our next Ofsted inspection will be a Section 5 (two-day inspection): see how this works:

Below is the link to Parent View where you can record your views about your child's education at St Luke's School:
https://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk/parent-view-results/survey/result/13036/current

NAS Accreditation


Impressive strengths identified in the NAS report on St Luke's School:
  • The individual behaviour management is a clear strength within the school. Staff are quick to recognise when pupils are becoming heightened and successfully support pupils to ensure they are able to regulate.
  • The PSD curriculum that the school have in place is fully embedded into all teaching across the school as well as being taught in explicit lessons. It was seen to allow the pupils learn and practice skills needed throughout life in a safe and supportive environment.
  • The relationship that St Luke’s have developed with the local feeder college will enable them to successfully transition pupils over a two year period, accessing courses at college at a level which is appropriate for them with access to college tutors supported by St Luke’s staff.

See the report in full:

Post St Luke's Destinations

Summer 2018


65% at Oaklands College
35% are attending Bedford College
10% are attending private colleges


Summer 2017


All pupils have gone on to their second college course