Main Findings and Key Judgements


Pupils throughout the school are extremely well educated in line with the school’s aims. Pupils are successful beyond the classroom and in all their activities demonstrate a capacity for hard work and excellent attitudes to learning. The excellent progress made in English by the pupils is a notable feature of the school. 

The quality of the pupils’ achievements and their learning, attitudes and skills 

Pupils are well educated and the school meets its aims in regard to educating the whole child with attention to emotional and social development, as well as enabling pupils to achieve their academic ambitions and lifetime careers.

The contribution of curricular and extra-curricular provision

(including community links of benefit to the pupils)

The quality of curricular provision is excellent, making a significant contribution to the pupils’ learning and enabling them to make excellent progress towards meeting their academic and personal goals…the academic curriculum is supported by an excellent range of well-chosen extra-curricular activities. 

The contribution of teaching

Teaching in Early Years and in the primary department is excellent.  Teaching fosters pupils’ interests through the provision of well-planned, creative and interactive activities and tasks. Teaching in the secondary department is good overall, with many excellent features…most lessons have a brisk pace and good levels of challenge, engaging and motivating the pupils.

The spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils

The quality of the pupils’ personal development is excellent…by the end of their time in the school the pupils have grown into confident, articulate and thoughtful young adults.

The contribution of arrangements for welfare, health and safety

The school is a welcoming community which provides a safe and secure environment.  The pastoral system provides high levels of support and guidance, in line with the school’s aims.  Pupils are friendly and courteous and show commendable concern for one another.

The quality of boarding education

The quality of boarding education is excellent and makes a positive contribution to the life of the school as well as to the personal development of the boarders.  Pupils speak with enthusiasm about their boarding experience and their warm relationships with staff.

The quality of governance

The quality of governance is strongly supportive of the ethos of the school.  Excellent features include a clear strategic vision to drive the school forward.  The board provides highly effective oversight of the school…

The quality of leadership and management

The senior leadership team work closely together and have a shared commitment both to maintaining the ethos of the school and to the continuous improvement of the quality of education and care it provides.  Self-evaluation is used well to identify agreed priorities in improvement plans at both whole-school and subject levels.

The quality of links with parents, carers and guardians

Parents express high levels of satisfaction with the curriculum, the values promoted by the school and with the provision for boarders.  They are pleased with the progress their child makes, particularly in English.