Key Information

Artwork by Shay (Year 10)
Artwork by Aleighsha (Year 11)

Ofsted Reporting

After many years working as an Alternative Provision, The Complete Works became registered as an Independent School in April 2013. We were inspected for the first time in February 2014 and again in May 2018. Both reports confirmed that our work is consistently ‘good’, with some ‘outstanding’ elements.

We are particularly proud that the quality of our teaching is considered as ‘good’, and that the individual support we give to students can result in their gaining ‘outstanding progress’. We have also received recognition for ways in which our teachers use their professional skills in the creative arts to motivate students to learn. Our staff have been described as ‘well qualified’, and our in-service training as ‘good quality’, which has undoubtedly led to our success.

Since our incorporation as a charity in 1999, our aim has been to enable young people in difficult situations to engage with education and succeed to the highest level. We are therefore heartened that Ofsted sought to document the following:

“Pupils benefit from positive relationships with teachers and supporting adults. These relationships are a significant strength, considering many pupils’ high levels of disengagement and disinterest when they start at the school. Pupils trust staff because they are treated with patience, tolerance and respect. This has a very positive impact on their learning.”

Artwork by Daisy (Year 12)

Term Dates 2021/22

Autumn Term 2021

  • Start – Wednesday 1 September 2021
  • Half Term - Monday 18 October - Friday 29 October 2021 (2 weeks)
  • End – Friday 17 December 2021

Spring Term 2022

  • Start - Tuesday 4 January 2022
  • Half Term - Monday 14 February - Friday 18 February 2022
  • End – Friday 1 April 2022

Summer Term 2022

  • Start - Tuesday 19 April 2022
  • Bank holiday – 2 May 2022
  • Half Term - Monday 30 May - Friday 3 June 2022
  • End - Friday 22 July 2022

Term Dates 2022/23

Autumn Term 2022

  • Thursday 1 September 2022 - Start of term
  • Half Term - Monday 17 October - Friday 28 October 2022
  • Friday 16 December 2022 - End of term

Spring Term 2023

  • Tuesday 3 January 2023 - Start of term
  • Half Term - Monday 13 February - Friday 17 February 2023
  • Friday 31 March 2023 - End of term

Summer Term 2023

  • Monday 17 April 2023 - Start of term
  • Bank Holiday – Monday 1st May 2023
  • Half Term - Monday 29 May - Friday 2 June 2023
  • Friday 21 July 2023 - End of term


Artwork by Dean (Year 13)

Parent & Carer Packs

The TCW Parent & Carer Pack is shared with families during a student's initial meeting at the start of their education with us. It is a guide to life at TCW, with some key information on how we work and what to expect as a student and as a carer. If you are a current parent / carer looking for fresh copy, or you are just curious, please download one of the packs below. Our students are overseen by one of two Education Teams in our Central Office, the North Team looks after students living North of the river, the South Team, those south of the river. The North and South Packs differ only in the contact details of the education teams.