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Inspection Reports

Inspection reports

The Independent Schools Inspectorate carried out a Focused Compliance and Education Quality Inspection in November 2019. A regulatory Compliance Inspection was previously carried out in April 2017.

The school received the highest grade possible in all areas.

Key findings

The quality of the pupils’ academic and other achievements is excellent.

  • Nationally standardised exam results, and the school’s own assessment in the junior school indicate consistently excellent levels of attainment throughout the school.
  • Pupils of all ages show exemplary attitudes towards their learning, consistently demonstrating very mature and advanced levels of initiative and independence.
  • Pupils greatly value and frequently make very effective use of a wide range of resources, including the excellent library facilities, in support of their learning.
  • Pupils of all ages show very strong and highly effective communication skills.
  • The success of pupils of all ages, in sports and a very wide range of other activities is exceptional.

The quality of the pupils’ personal development is excellent.

  • Pupils’ exceptional personal development throughout the school is promoted by a school environment and culture that is consistently inclusive, cohesive and supportive.
  • Pupils’ behaviour is consistently polite and tolerant of others. Pupils form strong and productive relationships based on mutual trust and understanding.
  • Pupils show an outstanding willingness to fulfil their responsibilities and contribute positively to the lives of others both within the school community, and in wider society.
  • Pupils show a genuine and natural appreciation and respect for the cultural diversity that is naturally embedded within the school community and exists in wider society.

The school was also judged to be fully compliant against all of the regulatory standards. 

To read the full 2019 report please click here.

To read the 2017 regulatory compliance report please click here.


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