Ofsted Reports

The Official Ofsted Inspection Reports are available from the Ofsted Website:
 
 
An excerpt from the 2007 Inspection:
 
"The school justifiably considers the sixth form its flagship, and it provides an outstanding standard of education. Standards are exceptionally high and students achieve extremely well.
 
A level results are outstanding. In 2007, 66% of entries resulted in A grades and 89% achieved A/B grades. Thirty-one students were offered a place at either Oxford or Cambridge University; virtually all students secured a place on the higher education course of their choice.
 
Students' personal development and well-being are excellent. They have a very mature attitude to their studies and make an impressive contribution to the wider life of the school. Many, through their role as prefects, have leadership responsibilities, and the sixth form are excellent role models for younger students. There is significant evidence of sixth formers contributing to the wider community, for example in the donation of Christmas hampers to Age Concern. Teaching and learning are outstanding in the sixth form. Teachers have excellent subject knowledge, which they use very effectively to explain complex issues and to ask searching questions. Lessons are characterised by a very high level of academic challenge and rigour, and students respond with relish. They work very well together in discussions and in practical activities."
 
 
An excerpt from the 2016 Inspection:
 
"The boarding experience delivers consistent outstanding care to young people who make exceptional progress in their education and personal development and acquire skills that will prepare them for adult life. 
 
Safeguarding is excellent, both in terms of basic routines and clear guidelines. Staff understand the pressures on young people and aim to support and protect them. Internet safety is a priority and is closely monitored so that young people learn to use this positively while being aware of dangers.
 
Leaders and managers are clear that boarding brings added value to the school. It makes a vital contribution to helping those who board to meet their full academic potential. A comparison of results between boarders and young people attending the main school confirms that boarders routinely achieve better examination results. 
 
Courtesy and consideration are embedded in the school culture and the mix of boarders is diverse. They learn to question the world around them but accept different cultures and opinions. This gives them great confidence as they start independence."