Copperfield School


A welcome from Copperfield School


Copperfield School in Great Yarmouth is an Ofsted registered co-educational independent school offering places to up to 12 students with behavioural, emotional and/or social difficulties. Our aim is for students to leave the school embodying the values of The Benjamin Foundation. We want them to have HOPE about their future, have the OPPORTUNITY to progress in pursuing their ambitions, knowing they have had the STABILITY of a regular, rigorous school placement during what has been a troubled time in their lives and the INDEPENDENCE to move confidently into adulthood. 

We are pleased to welcome Alison Whitefield ( to the school as Interim Head Teacher. Alison's usual working days are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday.

Letter from the Chair of Governors:

"No two days are the same at Copperfield School; we embrace challenge and work patiently to achieve good results. We are proud of the students' achievements – large and small. The dedicated, hard-working staff team are with the students every step of the journey and go the extra mile to achieve success.

"We embrace challenge - with the support of the school's Governing body and staff from across The Benjamin Foundation, we are working tirelessly to improve our Ofsted grading (see below for more details). 

We hope these web-pages give you a taste of what Copperfield School is achieving and what goes on at the school. If you would like to find out more, please get in touch."


Ofsted Monitoring Visit 9th May 2017.

We are pleased that the Ofsted Monitoring Visit that took place on 9th May recognised the significant progress Copperfield School has made over the last few months in response to the Inadequate grading received in October 2016.  We are particularly pleased that Ofsted noted strong improvements in Welfare, Health and Safety of Students and Provision of Information where standards are now clearly met.  We are also pleased that we have made marked progress towards meeting the other standards (Quality of Education and Leadership in and Management of Schools) and these will remain a key focus over the coming months.  To read the additional inspection report from the 9th May Ofsted Monitoring Visit click here.

Further information


  • 01493 849499
  • The Benjamin Foundation,
    Copperfield School,
    22 Euston Road, Great Yarmouth,
    NR30 1DU

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Proprietor details

The Benjamin Foundation
23-27 St Andrews Street
01603  615670

School Mission Statement

Copperfield School works to promote HOPE, OPPORTUNITY, STABILITY and INDEPENDENCE in all of its students.

Copperfield School believes that all our young people have the right to be healthy, happy and safe; to make friends, be valued and respected and enjoy high aspirations for their future.


The school was last inspected in October 2016. Please follow this link to our most recent Ofsted report:

2016 Ofsted Report


Ofsted Monitoring Visit 9th May 2017

Inspection Report 9th May 2017