Sunday Times Prep School of the Year 2013-14

What an Outstanding School!


We are delighted with the outcome of our recent Independent Schools Inspection.   I am sure that you will agree that it is an outstanding report which is a tribute to the whole school community. I could include here many quotes such as, ‘The pupils’ highly successful learning fulfils the school’s aim of high educational standards, and their progress and basic skills are outstandingly good’, but you must read the report for yourselves!

We were subjected to a Standard Inspection which involved a two day visit by a team of three inspectors on the 18th and 19th May. This was a rigorous check to ensure that the school meets all the regulatory requirements and we were judged to be fully compliant. A month later the same lead inspector returned with a new team member to do a three day inspection.   During the five inspection days, policies and procedures were checked, lessons observed,  pupils, staff and Advisory Body members interviewed, parents’ questionnaires analysed, children’s work scrutinised as well as teachers' planning and assessment and every aspect of school life was judged. 

A huge ‘thank you’ goes to the girls who were in discussions with the inspectors on a daily basis. They received much praise from the inspectors, who found them absolutely delightful and very enthusiastic about school life.