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 2020 inspection:

    This school has a strong boarding provision that the boarders enjoy attending. The boarders are highly motivated and have a strong focus on academic attainment and achievement. The staff are invested in the boarders. The staff are positive and are respectful and sensitive to the boarders needs. The staff celebrate the boarders achievements and actively demonstrate their pride in them. The boarders have good relationships with the staff. The boarders said that the staff have got to know them well and have done so quickly. The boarders have bonded with each other and feel settled in the boarding provision. Boarders are ambitious and focused and have the highest expectations.Their intelligence and drive combined with staff support and the privilege of boarding help them to achieve excellent examination results.