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ISI Whole School Inspection 2014

ISI Inspection December 2014

You may be interested in the recent School Inspectors Report (November 2014). We are very proud of the outcome.  The extracts below give you a flavour of the report’s judgements and headlines, but please download a copy of the full 24 page report from the link on the right of this page.

The quality of leadership & management is excellent.

Enthusiastic and passionate teaching enables pupils of all ages and abilities to enjoy their work and make good progress.

The pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is excellent. The contribution of arrangements for pastoral care is excellent.

The school promotes high standards of behaviour in accordance with its aims.

The arrangements for welfare, health and safety are excellent.

Boarders are confident, self-reliant and polite.

Leadership and management of boarding are excellent

The Local Governing Body has an excellent insight into the working of the school

Pupils personal development is excellent

Both Senior and Prep School Pupils achieve high standards in a very wide range of activities

The School fulfils its aim to provide a collaborative & encouraging environment where pupils can show creativity and enthusiasm [and] in which academic ambition is encouraged

Extracts from the Ofsted Early Years Report

"All outcomes for children in the Early Years Foundation Stage are graded as outstanding."

"They (the children) take part in a wide range of enjoyable and stimulating learning experiences and make excellent progress in all areas of learning"

"A well established team of staff who are very well supported by strong leadership and management continually strive for improvement through comprehensive self evaluation."

"Staff strike an extremely effective balance between adult-led and child-initiated and indoor and outdoor activities”

Extracts from the Ofsted Boarding House Inspection Report:  11/11/2010

"Boarders benefit from the new communal areas that have been created in the boarding areas.  These provide boarders with more space for relaxation and fun.  These areas are well resourced with computer games, books, televisions and DVDs to enjoy."

"The variety, quality and quantity of food is very good.  The school caters for many different diets, for cultural and medical reasons."

"The school promotes a variety of activities and continues to strengthen and expand the activities programme in the evenings and at weekends through consultation with boarders."

"New Boarders are helped to settle into the school by positive staff and a warm and friendly boarding community.  Boarders reported they are made to feel very welcome when they start boarding and this helps them to settle quickly"

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