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Ofsted

Most recent Full School inspection (ages 3 to 16), published in November 2017.

“In this safe and incredibly nurturing environment, children and pupils of all ages are routinely deeply engrossed in their learning. Pupils are highly self-disciplined. Their behaviour is impeccable.”

“The exceptional diversity within the curriculum means that children develop and extensive range of knowledge, understanding and skills, often beyond typical age-related expectations.”

“Words parents used to convey their opinion about the school, the environment, the staff and how well their children are doing included: ‘astounded’; ‘marvel’; ‘extraordinary’; ‘amazing’; ‘truly inspirational’; ‘completely dedicated’; and ‘harmonious'”

“Pupils master a wide range of learning skills and are impressively self-sufficient in sustaining their focus and engagement. There is a palpable sense of ownership by pupils in their activities, learning and work. They are rightly and hugely proud of their school.”

“Learning is very often at a more advanced level than is typical for pupils’ age. The concepts explored linked to mathematics, science, geography and history, for example, are often complex. Pupils are rightly proud of their work and achievements.”

“The highly skilled lead guides know exactly how and when to interact or intervene with the children. They resist doing this too soon, but similarly are alert and highly responsive so that no child flounders unhelpfully. Their deep knowledge of every individual enables them to be successful in this delicate balancing act.”

“Children quickly develop incredibly high levels of independence. They are remarkably self-sufficient.”

Read the full report here.

Our most recent Early Years inspection

“This provision is outstanding.

  • Leaders are inspirational role models. They lead a highly qualified staff team which delivers an exciting and stimulating curriculum through excellent teaching. Leaders scrupulously consider the views of everyone involved when deciding how to further develop the early years provision. Self-evaluation is rigorous.
  • Children are highly motivated and get deeply engrossed in their play. The meticulously planned, stimulating learning environment provides rich and meaningful opportunities so children are actively involved in their learning. Staff rapidly respond to children’s emerging interests to ensure resources capture their imaginations.
  • Children thrive at the setting and all aspects of their well-being are carefully nurtured by the sensitive and perceptive staff. There is an extremely strong focus across the early years provision on promoting children’s health, welfare and personal development from a young age to make sure they are ready to learn.
  • There is excellent partnership working with parents from the outset, for example the home visits and family groups children attend prior to commencing. These help staff to gain a deep understanding of children and their family circumstances. Staff offer exceptional support and guidance to parents to help their children make significant progress.”

Click here to download our latest Ofsted report – focused on children aged 1-5.