Statutory Information and Policies

RB-NW London – Registered charity number 1109947

Performance outcomes

Our programme is designed to reduce students’ social isolation, build their confidence and get them back on an academic track, raising their ambitions and interest in learning.

We support a very diverse group of you people, many of whom have been out of education for several months or years. When our students join us, they have missed extensive periods of schooling. Accordingly, their attainment levels are usually well below the national average for their age.

We also have a high proportion of students with special educational needs – in 2017/18, 81% of our students had special educational needs. It is therefore important to view performance not just in terms of academic attainment.

Our targets for our students

We continually monitor the quality of our provision. We aim to achieve the following outcomes:

  • 80% of students improve attendance from 0% at their previous school to over 70% at Red Balloon after 12 months on the programme.
  • 85% of students return or transition to appropriate mainstream or alternative education or further education, training or work.
  • 90% of eligible students (Years 10 and 11) sit exams and obtain qualifications.
  • 75% of students increase activities outside the home by 50% after 12 months on the programme (for RBAir students)

  • “Mainstream schools didn't take time out to talk with me about what my problems and insecurities were. But with Red Balloon they were there supporting me from the get go and everything sort of worked around what I was comfortable doing.”

    From the Red Balloon NW London Centre

  • “Red Balloon kept me out all the bad places and they kept me from doing bad stuff I probably would have done without them.”

    From the Red Balloon NW London Centre

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Inspections

RB-NW London was last inspected by the Independent Schools Report (ISI) in 2017. The inspectors found RB-NW London to be fully compliant in every category.

You can see the full report here.

Annual reports

Red Balloon Learner Centre Group produces an annual report for the work undertaken across the red Balloon federation of charities. Our most recent reports are available below.

2018/19
2017/18
2016/17

Policies

Policies are reviewed annually by the Centre trustees. The Chair of Trustees signs a policy list (held in the Centre office) to indicate that this has been carried out. Names of ‘responsible staff’ (e.g. Examinations Officer) as required within policies are also available from the Centre office. Our full list of policies is available here.

Number of official complaints received: 0