Forest has been rated excellent in all areas, the best grade possible, after a recent inspection by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI).
We received a glowing report from inspectors, who stated that “the quality of pupils’ academic and other achievements is excellent” and “the quality of the pupils’ personal development is excellent” having undergone an integrated educational quality and focused compliance inspection by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI), last month. ISI Inspectors operate under the Ofsted framework, approved by the Department for Education.
Extracts from the report include the following:
- Pupils make excellent progress due to engaging lessons and consistently high expectations.
- Pupils’ skills, knowledge and understanding are highly developed in all areas of learning and are applied effectively across all subjects.
- Pupils’ communication skills are excellent. They speak articulately, listen attentively and their high-quality writing is evident throughout their work.
- Pupils display outstanding attitudes to their learning. They demonstrate initiative and independence and are highly successful collaborative learners.
The report also comments that pupils develop a deep awareness of themselves, demonstrate a natural acceptance and tolerance of their peers from other cultural backgrounds and describes the behaviour of pupils throughout the schools as “excellent."
Forest currently has 195 pupils and welcomes children from the ages of two to 11 years.
Rick Hyde, Headmaster, said: “Being rated as excellent in all areas is a fantastic achievement for the school and is not something that is easily achieved. The outcome of this result makes us a leading prep school nationally and reflects the hard work and ability of all our children and staff, not to mention the support we receive from our parental body; I’m incredibly proud to be part of such a happy and exceptional school community.”
For more information and to read the full Inspection Report please click here.