Head Teachers Message & Ofsted Reports


I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to PRISM Independent School.

I have had the privilege of working at PRISM for 15 years, 3 years as Executive Head. Over this time myself and the team here at PRISM have worked hard to ensure that our learners are offered a diverse and challenging curriculum that stretches their ability educationally whilst developing their citizenship skills. I am very aware that the young people entering our school have presented a wide range of issues preventing them from ‘achieving their potential’.  As a team we focus on replacing these barriers with trust, and take pride in supporting our learners on to further education, employment or training and to become positive active members of the community. We take great delight in their success.

We strive to ensure that the potential found within our environments ensures that we are accessible, safe and supportive whilst still being educationally challenging and demanding. Our learners are holistically supported to participate in process’s that aim to close the attainment gap between themselves and their mainstream counterparts.

I am proud to be Head Teacher, proud of my staff team and most importantly proud of all our young people.

Katie Corfield

Executive Head


As a DfE registered Independent School, PRISM is subject to an Ofsted Inspection. One of our past reports can be downloaded using the links below or a paper copy can be requested via e mail or telephone request;



I am very pleased to announce that PRISM Independent School received a ‘requires improvement’ from the Ofsted inspection held on the 5th March 2019. I am so proud of all our staff and pupils for their hard work and dedication over the last 3 years which has led to the achievement of this grade. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the parents of our pupils and our partner schools for their ongoing support. A few excerpts from the report are below, but you can read the full report by following the link.

Staff understand pupils’ needs well and are skilled at developing trusting relationships with them.”

“The school’s trustees are supporting the new leadership team to bring about improvement”

PRISM Independent School – Ofsted Report March 2019


Additional inspection 2019



During academic year 2020.2021, 2 complaints were made and investigated. Outcomes for these held with the senior management team.