|Ofsted school report 6–8 March 2018|
|Effectiveness of leadership and management||Outstanding|
|Quality of teaching, learning and assessment||Outstanding|
|Personal development, behaviour and welfare||Outstanding|
|Outcomes for pupils||Outstanding|
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is an outstanding school.
|Leaders and trustees are highly ambitious for pupils and are determined that the school continues to improve. They ensure that all of the independent school standards are met.||Pupils are extremely courteous and respectful to each other and adults. They are highly motivated and have a thirst for learning. Pupils feel very proud of their school. Their attendance is above average.|
|The trustees provide effective support, advice and challenge to senior leaders to ensure that the school continually improves.||Pupils’ behaviour and personal development and welfare are exceptional. Pupils feel safe and are protected well from unsafe situations, including partisan political views, extremism and radicalisation.|
|The headteacher is highly effective in developing a culture that enables pupils and staff to excel. Staff are very motivated and are fully supportive of the leadership.||Pupils display positive attitudes and respect for different people, cultural traditions and faiths. British values are effectively promoted and pupils are prepared well for life in modern Britain.|
|Teaching is highly effective. Teachers know individual pupils extremely well and use assessment information effectively to plan challenging and engaging work.||Occasionally, teachers’ expectations of the presentation of pupils’ work is not consistently high, particularly with regard to lower-attaining pupils.|
|Pupils make excellent progress and their attainment across all subjects is exceptionally high. Pupils are prepared very well for their next stage of education.||Sometimes, teachers’ questioning is not sharp enough to help the most able pupils think hard about their work.|
|The curriculum is broad, balanced, engaging and promotes pupils’ high achievement. A wide range of extra-curricular activities enrich the curriculum.||There are insufficient opportunities for teachers to observe teaching in other schools to improve their classroom practice further.|
|The provision for pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is excellent, and reflects the aims of the school.|
The school meets the requirements of the schedule to the Education (Independent School Standards) Regulations 2014 (‘the independent school standards’) and associated.