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An Excellent Inspection Report

Published Friday 15th of February 2013 01:54:34 PM

The school community at St Benedict's School, Ealing are celebrating an excellent Inspection Report just published by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) following the school's inspection in November 2012. The report praises many aspects of the school's work and development since the previous inspection in 2009.
The academic curriculum, the programme of extra-curricular activities and the pupils' personal development are all described as excellent. Quoting from the main findings of the report: 'The excellent and broadly-based academic curriculum throughout the school is subject to regular review. It is supported by an excellent programme of extra-curricular activities, in which pupils participate enthusiastically and which enriches their educational experience and personal development'. Pupils throughout the school are described as 'confident, articulate and numerate.' In both junior and senior schools 'good and at times excellent teaching promotes the pupils' learning and academic potential well and thus supports the school's aim of aspiring to excellence.'
The ISI report says that at all ages the pupils' personal development is excellent. 'In line with the Benedictine mission, pupils show respect for themselves, for others and for the world around them, and are learning 'how to live'.' They enjoy excellent relationships with peers and adults alike within a safe, secure and happy environment and their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is outstanding. Success in sport is highlighted as one of the school's strengths.
The report recognises that the school has changed its governance structure recently and says that leadership across the school is 'strong, caring and accessible and provides clear educational direction and support.' All recommendations from previous inspections have been implemented.
Headmaster Chris Cleugh and Junior School Headmaster Rob Simmons said: 'We are pleased that the ISI Inspection Report has recognised the many strengths of St Benedict's School. Staff, parents and pupils can take great pride in this and we thank them all for their hard work and support. St Benedict's is a great school and the development plan for the next five years will ensure that the school remains at the forefront of education.'
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