The Independent Inspectorate Team, who visited the School in November 2016 for an Educational Quality inspection, reported on the quality of the School’s work.
The inspection focused on the following two key outcomes which both received the highest accolade of ‘Excellent’:
The quality of the pupils’ academic and other achievements, and
The quality of the pupils’ personal development.
Headmaster, Mike Crossley:
“This inspection is a fantastic accolade for the School which is now operating under the new name of Langley Preparatory School at Taverham Hall. To achieve the highest grading of ‘Excellent’ in both categories is extremely pleasing and demonstrates the continued provision of the outstanding level of education we offer 2 to 13 year old boys and girls. The welfare of all our pupils is our top priority and this praise from ISI endorses the work and care that goes into ensuring that children are able to grow and thrive in a safe, happy environment. This is an exceptionally rewarding report and we are immensely proud of our pupils and staff’s achievements.”
Extracts from the inspection report:
“The reasons they (pupils) cite for their high levels of attainment include: the interesting, practical based lessons; the encouragement provided by staff to ‘have-a-go’ and the extensive range of extra-curricular opportunities which are available to them.”
“In lessons and activities pupils are highly engaged, they enjoy working with others and are aware that team work can enhance their skills. They are supported in their development of these skills through well resourced, imaginative teaching.”
“Pupils’ Academic Attainment is excellent in relation to age-related expectations and pupils’ attitudes towards their learning are excellent.”
“Pupils much enjoy the opportunities they are given to make decisions, such as in the course of their studies and in developing personal skills. Their understanding of the importance of the decisions they make, as determinants of their own success and well-being is developing.”
“Pupils’ success in academic, sport, performing and other arts is a real strength of the school. Pupils benefit from the inclusive approach which enables each individual to achieve their personal best, including those who are especially talented.”
“Pupils’ artistic skills are highly developed as a result of the school’s guidance that enables them to discover and explore their talents.”
“The positive and encouraging culture successfully emphasises the importance of exercise and being outdoors. This leads to an exceptional level of achievement in sport.”
“Pupils’ competence in numeracy is of a high standard, drawn from the strong use of practical problem-solving methods and its application across the curriculum.”
“Pupils from the EYFS onwards are highly articulate for their age and apply strong communication and numeracy skills to other areas of learning, both indoors and outdoors. They have learned to write well through many areas of the curriculum and through enrichment activities.”
“Pupils have made particular strong progress in their reading as a result of the strength of the assessment methods used and the support of senior leadership. This has enabled the introduction of a literacy programme and vertical grouping which commences in the EYFS. These skills are further enhanced by the depth of the languages programme in the school.”
“Pupils develop a strong sense of respect for those within their society and the wider community, partly because the school leadership ensures that planning for pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is central to all activities within the curriculum.”
Please follow the link to view the educational quality inspection report..