Ofsted and CQC reports: RNIB Pears Centre

We are delighted that our special school and children’s home at RNIB Pears Centre for Specialist Learning are both graded “Outstanding” by Ofsted. 

Our nursing care for children with additional medical needs is also fully compliant with Care Quality Commission (CQC) standards.

Ofsted inspections of our school and children home

Our special school and children’s home are each regulated by Ofsted separately. Both services are graded “Outstanding”, the highest rating given in Ofsted inspections. 

School Ofsted reports

Our school was graded “Outstanding” in March 2013. The outstanding rating means that our school “is highly effective in delivering outcomes that provide exceptionally well for all its pupils' needs”. In the report, Ofsted praised the "outstanding impact of the teams that support learning in every class" and added that "relationships with other professionals who support the students and with their parents are exceptional".

Read our latest school report from Ofsted:

Nursery Ofsted reports (The Orchard)

‘The Orchard’, our nursery for children from the age of 2 years who have special educational needs and/or disabilities, opened in December 2013. This new service is on the Early Years Register and the compulsory part of the Childcare Register. In its first and most recent inspection, Ofsted graded our nursery "Good" which means that it "is effective in delivering provision that meets the needs of all children well. This ensures children are ready for the next stage of their learning." Ofsted’s report praised the "super methods of communication with parents" and found that "children are very happy and their complex individual needs are well met". 

Read our nursery report from Ofsted:

Children’s home Ofsted reports

Our children’s home is inspected by Ofsted every six months. It has been graded “Outstanding” since November 2011. The outstanding judgement means we offer “a service of exceptional quality that significantly exceeds minimum requirements.” Ofsted's latest report praised the way that "young people have fun and achieve outstanding personal outcomes”.

Read our latest children's home reports from Ofsted:

Care Quality Commission (CQC) reports

Our high dependency service for children and young people with additional medical needs is supported by a 24-hour nursing team. This service is regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The first and most recent report praised the way that “people’s privacy, dignity and independence were respected. People’s views and experiences were taken into account in the way the service was provided and delivered in relation to their care.” 

Read our CQC report about our nursing care for children with additional medical needs:

Our specialist services

To find out more about our specialist education, care, healthcare and therapies for children and young people with multiple disabilities, complex health needs and sight loss, visit the following pages:



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