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We have been graded 'Outstanding' in our last four inspections.


To read our latest Ofsted report (click here). Our last inspection took place on 10th and 11th May 2023.

What do the children say about Frank Barnes School for Deaf Children

Quotes from our  2017 OFSTED report:

“The leadership team has maintained the outstanding quality of education in the school since the last inspection”


“… standards have remained high and the school continues to improve”.


“Leaders and governors of both schools [FBS and KCA] are firmly committed to developing collaborative and inclusive working practices”


“… teaching and learning standards remain high and pupils continue to make excellent progress”

“Pupils are provided with opportunities to apply their skills across all subjects and during regular trips and visits outside the school”


“Accurate starting points are established when pupils join the school. Nearly all pupils make at least good progress across all subjects and classes.”


“Some individuals make outstanding progress from very low starting points due to the effective support they receive”. 


“The curriculum is innovative”


“Pupils are challenged to think deeply about their work and are proud of what they achieve”


“Safeguarding systems are robust… and take into account the latest guidance [with] a very comprehensive safeguarding policy..”