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Hampshire Collegiate School is celebrating its ISI Inspection report

Published Monday 19th of January 2015 02:43:45 PM

Pupils and staff at the independent school in Hampshire are celebrating after inspectors concluded that the school, a 2 � - 18 co-educational day and boarding school, was deserving of many �excellent� or �outstanding� judgements.

The school, near Romsey Hampshire currently has 557 pupils on roll and sits in the grounds of Embley Park; Florence Nightingale�s former family home.

The report stated:

�A newly restructured leadership and management team provides an excellent sense of purpose and vision and this has played an integral part in the school�s recent positive development.�
�The quality of leadership & management is excellent. The vision of the leadership team accords with the recently re-defined aims of the school. Parents fully endorsed the view that both the senior and prep schools are now well led and managed. Staff and pupils are flourishing as a result of the re-designed strategic plans, which strive to foster the school�s aims of creativity, enthusiasm and resilience.�

�The school fulfils its aim to provide a collaborative and encouraging environment� Enthusiastic and passionate teaching enables pupils of all ages and abilities to enjoy their work and make good progress.�

�The extra-curricular provision is excellent and a strength of the school�. Across the whole school the pupils� curricular experience is hugely enriched by a wide range of excellent extra-curricular activities, with many pupils achieving a very high level.�
�The creative subjects such as art, music and drama are particular strengths of the whole school�

�The pupils� spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is excellent. Pupils are very confident, emotionally mature for their age and have a well-developed sense of self-awareness and an appreciation of others. The contribution of arrangements for pastoral care is excellent. Relationships between staff and pupils are extremely positive and are characterised by trust, a word used consistently by pupils in interviews with the inspection team.�
The school promotes high standards of behaviour in accordance with its aims. �Pupils� personal development is excellent�

All aspects of the Early Years Foundation Stage were judged as �Outstanding�.

�In the Prep School� [there is] a highly effective co-curricular aspect �Learning Outside the Classroom�, which provides excellent additional support for the curriculum�

�Boarders are confident, self-reliant and polite. Their personal development is clearly promoted by their boarding experience; they demonstrate a high standard of good manners and show courtesy to one another. Leadership and management of boarding are excellent.� Principal Mrs Emma-Kate Henry, who joined the school in January 2014, praised staff, governors and parents for their support and hard work.
�I am delighted with the outcome of our recent inspection. I am lucky enough to work with a dynamic and supportive team. We are very proud that the ISI (Independent Schools Inspectorate) endorsed our view that our pupils are confident in themselves and achieve because the relationships with adults here are built on levels of trust. As an entire school we aim to encourage academic ambition and staff are embracing a new direction and this has had a great impact in the classroom. We are conscious that we are working in partnership with our parents too and between us we influence the hearts and minds and spirits of the children entrusted to us. It is our responsibility to ensure that our pupils leave us as resourceful, resilient, tolerant, creative and empathetic individuals to equip them for the next stage of their lives. This report highlights that this journey is already underway.�

A copy of the full, 24 page report is available on request.

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