Whinfell School

All Cambian schools are DFE registered and inspected by Ofsted. Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills. It regulates and inspects schools in England to achieve excellence in education and skills for learners of all ages, and in the care of children and young people.


See below for the latest Ofsted reports for Whinfell School, including Education and Care.


➜  Ofsted Care Report November 2022

➜  Ofsted School Report November 2021

➜  Ofsted Care Report November 2021

➜  Ofsted Care Report February 2020


To view previous Inspection Reports, click here.


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Whinfell School Policies

Whinfell School operate within statutory requirements in the educational, health and care arena. There is a policy review cycle that means that our policies are constantly under review and amended at regular intervals. Key localised policies can also be found below:


➜  Accessibility Plan

➜  Admissions Policy

➜  Anti-Bullying Policy

➜  Behaviour Support Policy

➜  Careers Policy

➜  Curriculum - Teaching and Learning Policy

➜  Data Protection Policy

➜  Disability Equality Policy

➜  English as an Additonal Language

➜  Exclusions Policy

➜  First Aid Policy

➜  Health and Safety Policy

➜  Physical Intervention Policy

➜  Provider Access Policy

➜  Relationships & Sex Education Policy

➜  Remote Education Policy

➜  Risk Assessment Policy

➜  Safeguarding Children - Child Protection Policy

➜  Safeguarding - Child on Child Abuse

➜  Safeguarding - Filtering and Monitoring

➜  Safeguarding - Managing Low Level Concerns

➜  Safeguarding - Managing Contextual Risks

➜  Safeguarding - Children Missing from Education

➜  Safeguarding -  Safer Recruitment

➜  Safeguarding - The Role of the DSL

➜  Safeguarding - Policy Statement

➜  Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

➜  Statement of Purpose

➜  Whistleblowing Policy


Complaints Procedure


➜  Complaints Policy

➜  Complaints Procedure

➜  How to Complain

➜  Complaints Form


We know there will be times when students, carers, parents or placing authorities will want to give us feedback about our school and we will always be happy to hear from you. If you feel that you would like to make a suggestion, let us know about something you were pleased with, or tell us we did not meet your expectations, please contact the school via the details on the main page. A complaints procedure allows for both formal and informal complaints.


Informal complaints can be dealt with quickly, while formal complaints should be made in writing. Our full complaints policy is available above or from the school on request. This policy is designed to help you raise concerns and ensures your complaint will be dealt with fairly. Should you wish to take your complaint further or if you feel you are unable to discuss the details with the school, please contact the Director of Education here, especially if your complaint relates to the school leadership.


Safeguarding Statement


The parents of students at Cambian Whinfell School should be aware that the School has a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of their students. This responsibility necessitates a safeguarding policy and the School may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child's welfare. 

This policy complies with guidance from the DfE and Westmorland and Furness Safeguarding Children Partnership (CSCP). The School recognises it is an agent of referral and not of investigation. Anyone can make a referral to children's social care, if necessary. The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) for the School is Jennifer Carradus and the Deputy DSL are Paddy Sandham and Emma Brown.


The Proprietor


The proprietor of the school is Farouq Sheikh, Chair of the CareTech Board.  The representative of the Proprietor of the school, whose address for correspondence during both term times and holidays, is: Andrew Sutherland, Director of Education, Metropolitan House, 3 Darkes Lane, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire EN6 1AG.  The representative of the proprietor may be contacted here.


"Pupils are happy and safe. They show high levels of respect and kindness towards adults and each other. Leaders’ and staff’s expertise mean that pupils’ behaviour is exceptionally well supported."

- Ofsted, 2021 (View the full report here

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