The Independent Schools Inspectorate visited the School in February 2011. The summary of their main findings opens as follows:
The school successfully meets its aim to provide a strongly academic curriculum, continually adapting to the demands of the modern world, closely following its Christian tradition, and promoting scholarly excellence. Pupils make good progress in their studies, gaining results at GCSE and A level far above the national average for all maintained schools and above the average for maintained selective schools. They have exceptionally positive attitudes to learning, striving for success in all that they do, as is apparent in their involvement in co-curricular activities and successes in music, drama and sport. As highly articulate and numerate young people, their achievements are excellent.
The full report can be seen via the link at the bottom of this page.
The Inspectorate's 'action points' are as follows:
(i) Compliance with regulatory requirements:
At the time of the initial visit, the school met all the requirements of the Independent School Standards Regulations 2010.
(ii) Recommendations for further improvement:
The school is advised to make the following improvements:
1. Increase the accountability to senior leaders of heads of department and housemasters and housemistresses, ensuring greater consistency of effective practice.
2. Further improve teaching through a stronger focus on assessing pupils’ understanding in lessons, and matching work better to the needs of lower attaining pupils and those with LDD.
3. Ensure that all staff benefit from an effective appraisal system.