As an independent school inspector, I have an insight into just how extraordinarily positive the language is in this report. We see how impressive your children are on a daily basis and we are delighted the inspectors were quick to form the same opinion.
Selected highlights of the report are copied below, but we would encourage you to read the full report enclosed and hope our parents and pupils can take pride in the enormous role they play in school life.
Please also rest assured that our use of the inspection process does not end with the publication, even of such a positive report; we will dissect its findings and look forward to building on this success.
With my best wishes,
ISI Inspection Report February 2022
- Pupils of all ages achieve at a high level, both in an excellent range of extension activities which support high achievement in the curriculum, and in an extensive programme of co-curricular activities.
- Pupils develop outstanding study skills during their time at the school as they respond to the increasing levels of challenge and at both GCSE and A level, results are significantly higher than data predicts for pupils of similar ability.
- Pupils grow into thoughtful young people with excellent levels of self-confidence, self-esteem and resilience; they have the confidence to face new challenges and are not afraid to make mistakes. Pupils are confident and articulate public speakers and effective listeners.
- Pupils who join the school at non-standard times gain confidence and self-esteem because of the empathy of their peers.
- Pupils are very keen to help others, and they are particularly generous with their time when they contribute to others in the school and the wider community.
- Pupils are wholly committed to equality and have an exceptionally well developed respect for people who are different from themselves. Pupils fully understand that kindness and a willingness to take responsibility for their own actions is expected of them.
- Pupils feel a strong sense of community in the school, and older pupils feel it their responsibility to look after younger ones. Pupils were clear that kindness is at the heart of the school’s expectations for them.
- Pupils feel confident making decisions about the next steps in their education because the school provides excellent information and supports them effectively in making these decisions.
- Pupils show extremely positive attitudes to learning and are highly motivated to succeed, developing their skills, knowledge and understanding exceptionally well in all areas.
- Pupils cooperate extremely well with each other and develop excellent team-working skills.
- Pupils’ behaviour in lessons is excellent: they not only work hard and respect their teachers, but they respect other pupils, leading to an ethos in which all pupils feel free to make contributions in lessons.