Doucecroft School

We use accreditation and certification to help providers to understand the capabilities and achievements our pupils have.  

We use the accreditation and certification process to support our celebrations of successes.  

We offer a range of accreditation to support learning and where possible we endeavour to map this to the student’s ambitions, strengths, and interests.  

Current accreditation on offer at Doucecroft includes: 

  • Step Up to English 
  • Entry Level maths 
  • Entry Level Science 
  • Functional Skills English 
  • Functional Skills Maths 
  • Life and Living Skills 
  • AQA Unit Awards 
  • Food Hygiene Certificate 
  • First Aid Certificate  
  • Mencap Gateway Award 
  • European Computer Driving License  

 From September 2021 we will be offering level 2 qualifications including functional skills and GCSE’s. Our GCSE offer will expand based on pupil need and abilities.  


The school is regularly inspected by Ofsted Education and Ofsted Social Care. We are also accredited as part of the Autism Accreditation scheme.

Autism Education Trust Professional Competencies guide the training that all staff receive.

Reports from our Education Ofsted Inspections 

Reports from Social Care Ofsted Inspections 

Parents can provide their views on the school here

Essex County Council Quality Assurance Inspection Feedback - June 2019

Suffolk County Council Quality Assurance Inspection Feedback - March 2020

Confirmation of our Autism Accreditation can be found here

In addition to the above, minutes of Doucecroft governors meetings may be obtained upon request by contacting the school.