Ofsted Report


Change of Inspection Authority

Until just over a year ago our inspection authority used to be OFSTED. We then joined the IAPS (the Independent Preparatory Schools Association) and fell under the remit of ISI (the Independent Schools Inspectorate).

Ofsted do not publish the results of independent prep schools, but ISI do, and we have discovered that our Key Stage 2 (Year 6) SATs results from 2016 have catapulted us directly into the Top 100 Preparatory Schools in England, at position 64, as published in the Sunday Times of 19th November 2017.

This includes all preparatory school and all junior departments of Public School that sit SATS.

Come and visit us and see for yourselves the wonderful facilities and excellent teaching that support this remarkable fete!

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Previous Ofsted Report Summary

  • The attainment of pupils is consistently above the standards expected nationally and all, including those who are disabled or have special educational needs, make strong progress from their starting points.
  •  Teaching is consistently good and some is outstanding. Teachers have high expectations and form excellent relationships with their pupils right through from the Early Years Foundation Stage.
  •  The curriculum, based firmly on the National Curriculum, meets pupils’ needs and provides a rich experience as well as promoting excellence in reading, writing, communication and mathematical skills.
  •  Behaviour is outstanding and no time is lost in lessons, where pupils are eager and enthusiastic learners. They are consistently thoughtful, kind and supportive of one another, and develop an excellent understanding of how to keep themselves and others safe.
  •  The leadership team has developed since the last inspection and provides focused and inspirational leadership for the school. Leaders ensure that teaching and achievement are good and that the provision for pupils’ personal development and welfare, health and

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Abbey School Nursery – Ofsted Report (September 2016)

In September 2016, Abbey School Nursery was inspected by Ofsted, and received an overall rating of GOOD. For ‘Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare’ we were rated as OUTSTANDING.

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What parents say about our school

Abbey Nursery is more than just 'childcare', as a parent I appreciate the consistency and experience of the teachers, and they way they really get to know the children as individuals, working with you as a parent to ensure the very best for each child, whatever their needs or abilities might be.

Jo Spurle

We wrote after our daughters did so well in their GCSE's but have even more news to celebrate. In their A Level exams both have come in the top five results in the country for A Level Computing

Peter & Theresa Rogers

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Year 6 Civic Award Evening
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