Highlights from our most recent Independent School Inspectorate inspection.
We were delighted to receive an ‘Excellent’ in the majority of judgement areas:
The quality of the pupils’ achievements and learning.
The contribution of curricular and extra-curricular provision (including community links of benefit to pupils).
The contribution of arrangements for pastoral care.
The spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of the pupils.
The contribution of arrangements for welfare, health and safety.View The Full Report
The school’s provision of extra-curricular activities is outstanding and enriches the pupils’ experience significantly.
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities and English as a Second Language provision receive a number of very positive comments throughout the report.
The Early Years and Foundation Stage receive very strong praise on a very wide range of issues.
The report noted that pupils throughout the school ‘show positive attitudes to learning and (exhibit) exemplary behaviour’.
It noted that “the great majority of pupils fully appreciate their education, feel they are well listened to, and take great pride in being members of a very happy school”.
The two recommendations for further improvement will, of course, be acted upon, as will various other comments within the report which identify areas where we can focus our efforts a little more clearly.
THE SCHOOL IS DUE FOR INSPECTION IN EARLY 2019 AND FINDINGS WILL BE REPORTED IN DUE COURSE.
West Buckland’s boarding provision has been judged to be ‘Fully Compliant’ with the National Minimum Standards for Boarding by the Independent Schools Inspectorate which undertook a Boarding Welfare Interim Inspection in January 2016.View The Full Report