Schools delighted by report findings

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STAFF and pupils at the Stamford Endowed Schools are celebrating after getting top marks from inspectors.

Stamford High School, Stamford School, Stamford Junior School and the Earlybird Nursery were all visited by the Independent Schools Inspectorate.

The inspector rated all areas of the nursery and junior school and 26 of the senior schools’ 31 assessment areas as excellent. All other areas were rated as good.

School principal Stephen Roberts was delighted with the report, which endorsed the quality of care and education provided to the pupils.

He said: “What we see here are the results of a community working together to achieve a common aim.

“The pupils, staff, parents and governors have shown complete dedication to the highest levels of educational achievement and the development of the young people at our schools.”

Staff at Stamford Junior School were particularly pleased to be rated as excellent across the board.

Headteacher Libby Craig said: “There is a solid commitment at the schools to the children in our care and I am pleased to see that our efforts have the endorsement of the inspecting body for independent schools.

“The school works hard to ensure the curriculum best serves the pupils, preparing them intellectually for the next stage of their educational journey.

“We teach the pupils values, interpersonal skills and awareness of their own and other cultures, all within a setting of care and safety.”

Head of Stamford High School, Yvonne Powell, said: “We are undoubtedly a school of high academic standards but we are sure to complement this with a solid range of extra-curricular options so the girls are well-rounded and intellectual curiosity can flourish.”

Stamford School headteacher Will Phelan said: “The school clearly has a great many strengths, ranging from the academic to the extra-curricular to the way staff and pupils interact on a daily basis.

“There is so much of which to be proud.”