Official Reports

OFSTED REPORT - March 2019

Sixth form provision: OUTSTANDING
Personal development, behaviour and welfare: OUTSTANDING
 
The school’s work to promote pupils’ personal development and welfare is outstanding. Pupils’ positive attitudes to learning are central to the school’s work and its upbeat, stimulating ethos. Pupils respond especially well to their teachers and the wide range of opportunities to learn. The constructive relationships between pupils and teachers mean that there is a strong climate for learning. Pupils are aspirational and highly motivated, and this makes a strong contribution to their achievements.’
 
‘Outcomes for sixth-form students are excellent. Since the school was opened three and half years ago, students’ progress has continued to rise. In the 2018 Baccalauréat, 98.5% of students passed the examination, and 31% achieved the highest grade.’
 

‘Sixth-form students are prepared extremely well for the next stage of their careers. Careers advice, information and guidance are especially strong, and students value the support they get. Students were keen to tell inspectors of the high-quality support they receive to help to complete their university application forms. This is reflected in the very high proportion of students who go on to university. In 2018, for example, 99% of students were accepted at a university of their choice. All students moved on to university, except one who gained employment.’

(Extract of Ofsted report, March 2019)

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE AUTHORISATION - April 2019

We have been authorised as an International Baccalaureate World School following a thorough assessment of the school by IB inspectors. This is a remarkable achievement, given how young the school is, and enables us to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme in Year 12 from September 2019, and in Years 12 and 13 from September 2020. 

'Conversations with the pedagogical leadership team and teachers show considerable awareness of the importance of language learning and show awareness of plans for the school in this regard. This is something that is clearly important to the school and is mentioned in the vast majority of meetings. English/French bilingualism that is promoted in the school is at the heart of everything that is done and the choice of languages within the DP fully support this.’

'Conversations with parents and students show that there is an excellent general understanding of the following aspects of the programme each student is exposed to a broad and balanced curriculum and the DP is academically challenging but also aims at developing the attributes of the IB learner profile.’

International Baccalaureate also commended the school for:

  • 'Teachers had excellent knowledge and understanding of students.’

  • 'There is an excellent understanding within the school in general of the needs of students.’

  • 'All members of the school have an excellent and appropriate understanding of the DP both in terms of content and philosophy; they are able to articulate this in a highly respectful environment.’

(Extract of IB report, April 2019)

The full authorisation report is available HERE.

COUNCIL OF INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS REPORT - November 2017

We have been awarded CIS Membership following a rigorous self-evaluation process which culminated in September with an appraisal visit by a CIS Officer. Being a member of this network of highly reputable international schools in such a short time is quite an achievement.

'The school is a learning and listening school where everyone matters and is encouraged to extend themselves and achieve their best. The community is a collaborative one where teamwork prevails and responsibility and accountability are shared. Students are happy, self-confident and proud of their school. Their academic, health, social and emotional well-being is at the forefront of planning and rigorous Policies and Procedures are in place and consistently followed to ensure this is sustained.'

(Extract of CIS report, November 2017)

Please find HERE the Outcome Letter along with feedback excerpts from the CIS report which includes commendations and recommendations and the general conclusions.

The full report is available here.