Accreditations & Fundraising

Our Awards

Our Place is registered with the Department of Education
Dfe registration number: 885/6039

All of our facilities are registered with Ofsted with whom we have regular informal discussions about how we can share our great practice.

Our Place School- Unique Reference Number is 136260
Lakeside @ Our Place – Unique Social Care number is 2553111

You can download our most recent inspection reports here

Our Place has received accreditation from NASS

The National Association of Independent Schools and Non-Maintained Special Schools (NASS) is a membership organisation working with and for special schools in the independent, voluntary and private sectors within the UK. NASS is proud of its role in improving opportunities and standards for special schools outside of Local Authority control.


Our Place has received accreditation from AQA

Our UK qualifications are highly valued by employers and universities around the world. They are taught mainly in schools and colleges and include GCSEs, AS and A-levels, the Extended Project Qualification and Technical Awards.

We set and mark over half of all GCSEs and A-levels taken in the UK every year. As an independent education charity, our income is reinvested back into AQA’s charitable activities. It also funds our cutting-edge research, which sits at the heart of our assessments and supports our initiatives to help young people facing challenges in life realise their potential.

We also provide support and services that enable learning. These include a comprehensive support and training package for teachers, opportunities for professional development (CPD) and online resources to help teachers in the classroom.


Our Place has received accreditation from ASDAN

ASDAN is an education charity and awarding organisation providing courses, accredited curriculum programmes and regulated qualifications, helping young people achieve meaningful learning outcomes, elevating them to progress to further education, training or work, and empowering them to take control of their lives.

Our Place has received accreditation from Thrive

Thrive offers a trauma-informed, whole school or setting approach to improving the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people.

You’ll have access to DfE-accredited training and an award-winning assessment and action planning
tool, Thrive-Online. Thrive’s training courses and Thrive-Online help you understand the needs of your
pupils, provide targeted support, and measure (then report on) your impact.

Our Place has received accreditation from Operation Encompass 

Our school is part of Operation Encompass which is a national scheme that operates jointly between schools and police forces.

Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools, prior to the start of the next school day, when a child or young person has experienced domestic abuse.

Our Place has received accreditation from Duke of Edinburgh 

Duke of Edinburgh are here to empower young people; to support them as they learn new skills, overcome obstacles, and build confidence and resilience

Our Supporters

The Beefy Boys – Hereford 

A big thank you to The Beefy Boys in Hereford for donating £6468.48, to Our Place Group. 

Our Fundraising

Thank you , We have smashed our target. 

We have raised £125 for Comic Relief, Red Nose Day 2024.