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Inspection Report

Ofsted say:

"This academy is a wonderful and highly effective learning community. Girls from three years of age to 19 grasp opportunities to embrace learning. They espouse respect and responsibility, cooperation, self-confidence and hard work. Leaders, staff and governors should be proud of the transformation they have wrought in this academy over the last three years. The staff and girls do very well but are the first to say that they must do even better. Learning is at the heart of all activity."

"High expectations and aspirations are promoted by teachers. Girls respond with enthusiasm and consistently make good and better progress. At the heart of this outstanding provision are the uniformly high-level skills and commitment of teachers and teaching assistants. Teachers have a very sharp focus on progress."

"From Year 1 to Year 11 girls have a zest for learning. Teaching and learning in the junior school is marked by girls embracing challenge and building aptitudes as resilient and independent learners. Teachers respond by refined questioning that elicits deeper thinking and reasoning from the girls. Girls work effectively in groups and pairs, demonstrating cooperative learning skills. Girls sharpen their speaking and organisation abilities through the challenging and well-planned activities set."

"Relationships between staff and girls are excellent. Girls are courteous and polite to each other, other adults and visitors. Discipline and excellent behaviour are largely self-regulating."

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