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Independent Schools Inspection
(ISI) Report (2014)

Our latest ISI Inspection Report judged the quality of achievement and learning to be 'exceptional' across the Foundation from ages 3 to 18.

The ‘exceptional’ rating is rarely awarded and place us amongst the 5% of schools to achieve it. In all other areas – pastoral, academic, extra-curricular, leadership and governance – we were deemed to be ‘excellent’ the highest grade available for these areas.

What the Report said ...

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“From the Early Years Foundation Stage onwards, pupils of all abilities and needs are highly successful in their learning and personal development. The school fully meets its aim to provide a dynamic and exciting learning environment which allows pupils to excel and prepare for their place in an increasingly international world.”


“The exceptional educational experience provided is a result of a strong shared vision of what the future might hold for the young people of today and the education needed to support this.”

Senior student views iPad

"The excellence of the curriculum is a significant feature in the exceptional achievements of the pupils."



“Pupils throughout the school are highly motivated, enthusiastic and active learners whether working independently or collaboratively.”


“Cultural diversity helps to make the school a rich and fulfilling environment for its pupils.”

Focus of girl playing a violin in school ochestra

“Relationships between staff and pupils and between the pupils themselves are excellent.”


Young girl with iPad


Digital devices are used naturally and intuitively inside and outside the classroom, simply as another effective learning tool.” 




“The quality of links between the school and parents is excellent and strongly supports the school's aims.”

Three girls smile and have fun in class

"Pupils' moral development is excellent."


In Prep-Prep ...

Learning habits such as resilience, collaboration and curiosity are skilfully incorporated into all activities, equipping children for problem solving, stimulating creativity and critical thinking and preparing children exceptionally well for the next stage in their learning.”

In Pre-Prep and Junior School ...

“Learning is fun and laughter is often heard in the classrooms.”

Two pre prep children sit outside viewing iPad

Senior school girls cross country run

In Senior School ...

“Teaching in the Senior School stimulates pupils’ interest and enables outstanding progress in knowledge, understanding and skills. Teachers are aware of the pupils’ individual needs, strengths and weaknesses. They are secure in their knowledge and understanding of the subject matter being taught and the positive relationships between teachers and pupils is a particularly strong feature.”


In 6th Form ...

“They can think for themselves and the teaching of Theory of Knowledge ... provides a forum for students to articulate and express their exceptional knowledge from different areas of the curriculum with confidence.”

In Dame B's....

View Dame Bradbury's Report 

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Read the full 2014 ISI report