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Hamilton School is judged to be a 'GOOD' school following its recent Ofsted inspection

We are delighted to be able to share the news that Hamilton School have been judged as a GOOD school after their recent Ofsted inspection which took place in May.

This reflects just how far the school as come in recent years and we would like to congratulate Sarah Concannon (Headteacher), everyone at Hamilton School and Trust colleagues who have supported the school on this wonderful achievement. 

For more information please see the press statement below and a copy of the full report can be found at the bottom of this webpage.

Sarah Concannon, Headteacher (Hamilton School), said:

“I am delighted to share the fantastic news that our school has been awarded a "Good" rating by Ofsted. This marks a significant and transformative improvement for our school.

The journey Hamilton School have been on to achieve "Good" has been a testament to the dedication, hard work, and unwavering commitment of our entire school community. I would like to take this opportunity to express how proud I am of Hamilton School's great students, fantastic and hard-working staff, and supportive parents for their collective efforts and support.

The report praises all aspects of the school explaining that “pupils' learning and behaviour have increased significantly since the school opened” and that “pupils are expected to work hard, to behave well and to do their best”. It also comments on the “Trust's commitment to providing high-quality education for some of the most vulnerable pupils in the community is clear”.

While we celebrate this achievement, we recognise that our journey does not end here. Our commitment to continuous improvement remains steadfast. We will build on this success by striving for excellence in all areas of our school’s operations and ensuring that every student has the opportunity to thrive.

This "Good" rating is not just a reflection of our past efforts but a promise of our future potential. We will continue to nurture a culture of high expectations, resilience, and aspiration by offering education, growth and opportunity!”

Jonathon Peck, CEO (Maiden Erlegh Trust), said:

“The outcome of this Ofsted inspection is testament to the determination, resilience and hard work of Sarah and her team, the students and also wider Trust colleagues. Since joining Maiden Erlegh Trust in 2020, Hamilton School has literally been on a journey, relocating to purpose-built facilities designed with the needs of the children in mind. We are very proud of the school’s commitment to continuous improvement and are thrilled that our students have every opportunity to become independent learners who are ready to embrace their future when they leave this school. Well done everyone.”     

Nick Jones, Chair of Trustees (Maiden Erlegh Trust), said:

“The Ofsted report rightly recognises the tremendous achievement of Hamilton School’s talented and hard working staff who have worked tirelessly to improve the outcomes for our young people and it further underlines Maiden Erlegh Trust's commitment to providing high-quality education for some of the most vulnerable pupils in our community. When strong school and Trust leadership and a highly dedicated staff work together in the relentless pursuit of excellence future opportunities for the children in our care are hugely improved. I am particularly grateful to Sarah and her entire team for all they have achieved since Hamilton School joined the Trust and to the many professionals across the Trust who have worked so hard in support of this success.  I also thank my Governance colleagues for their dedicated oversight of both the school and the wider Hamilton community. Lastly, and most importantly, I am delighted for the young people who deserve and now receive every opportunity to succeed; we are very proud of them all.”