Vision & Ethos

To Educate, Motivate and Inspire Young People to Achieve in a Nurturing Environment”

Broadstones is a DFE registered independent special school. It caters for learners aged 13-16 that find traditional school settings problematic and find learning through vocational activities beneficial.

At Broadstones we specialise in helping those that may have fallen behind or out of education due to social, emotional or mental health issues to catch up and identify a clear path to post 16 education.

Our recent Ofsted report states Broadstones is a GOOD school, where learners “make good progress” and are “happy and feel safe in the school.”  “Staff are quick to form excellent relationships and re-build pupils’ self-confidence and self-esteem” and “teachers design work to meet the personal needs and interests of each pupil. As a result, pupils engage in their learning and make good gains in their progress and development.” The school’s “approach is re-building pupils’ broken understanding of how to be successful in society. Staff are skillful in nurturing and supporting pupils’ social and emotional needs.

In November 2021 we achieved the National Nurturing Schools Programme Award. The assessor’s Summary states: “Their ethos statement ‘To Educate, Motivate and Inspire Young People to Achieve in a Nurturing Environment’ amply describes their approaches and understanding of nurture as being about support and challenge. Their support of young people is sensitive, compassionate, well thought out and based on building strong relationships.



Back in February 2022 Broadstones embarked on an assessment process for accreditation to the Workplace Wellbeing Charter.  Broadstones had to be assessed on eight rigorous standards: Leadership, Absence Management, Health & Safety, Mental Health, Smoking, Physical Activity, Healthy Eating and Alcohol; and evidence was provided. The accreditation is awarded as recognition for an organisation’s investments in employee wellbeing.

We are very pleased to announce that on 11th May 2022 we were successful.

Workplace Wellbeing Charter said: “Accreditation and award of the Workplace Wellbeing Charter demonstrate the organisation’s commitment to proactively championing health and wellbeing processes, policies, and interventions within the workplace.  Having achieved The Workplace Charter accreditation, Broadstones will now achieve listed status on the Wellbeing National Charter Register, strengthening the organisation’s brand as an employer of choice.”