Claremont School was inspected by Ofsted in April 2016 and received an outstanding report. A welfare report was also produced in November 2017 and was rated as outstanding.
Ofsted is the UK Government’s Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. This authority inspects and regulates services that care for children and young people, and services providing education and skills for learners of all ages.
The main findings are summarised below:
- The personal development of children, pupils and learners is outstanding. Pupils are incredibly proud of their school and rightly so. Their behaviour is exemplary and their personal progress is truly impressive. They develop quickly into intelligent, rounded young people who are ready to contribute their skills, knowledge and values to the wider world.
- The quality of teaching, learning and assessment is outstanding. All pupils in the school benefit from expert teaching, not only in day-to-day lessons, but through an enriching programme of extra-curricular activities.
- All pupils make outstanding progress. The most able go on to achieve above and beyond their predicted results. Even more impressive is the rapid and sustained progress made by pupils who start school needing to catch up, sometimes because they have had previous difficulties.
- Senior leaders possess a deeply held sense of moral purpose, which pervades the whole school. The school provides a compelling balance of outstanding pastoral care with academic excellence.
- Leaders at all levels are energetic and thoughtful. They constantly review and check the quality of the work they do. They ensure that pupils benefit from accomplished teachers with excellent subject knowledge and the ability to teach exceptionally well.
- Children in the early years make outstanding progress. Their enthusiasm for learning is infectious and shines through all their behaviour and contributions to the school.
- The sixth form provides an outstanding quality of education and personal development. Learners benefit from individual attention, teachers with deep and wide-ranging subject knowledge, and a range of activities which prepare them extremely well for higher education and employment.
- The proprietor, principal and headteacher of the preparatory school form an excellent team, strictly holding themselves and others in the school to account.
- Overall experiences and progress of children and young people, taking into account
- How well children and young people are helped and protected
- The effectiveness of leaders and managers