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Oundle School, in Northamptonshire, rated excellent in latest report by Independent Schools Inspectorate




Oundle School has been awarded the highest rating in all areas after its latest inspection.

The Independent Schools Inspectorate visited the co-educational day and boarding school over four days in June, observing lessons, interviewing pupils and examining work.

It rated the school as excellent in key areas of pupil achievement, including academic development, and pupils' personal development.

Oundle School has been rated excellent after a four-day inspection. Photo: Oundle School
Oundle School has been rated excellent after a four-day inspection. Photo: Oundle School

All of the school's Oxbridge candidates were offered places at their chosen universities this year after the release of A-level results.

“This inspection report is an independent record of the work of every member of the staff community as evidenced in the outstanding quality of the outcomes experienced and shown by our pupils,” said Sarah Kerr-Dineen, headteacher of Oundle School.

The inspection found all outcomes to be met and made no recommendations.

Oundle School in Northamptonshire. Photo: Oundle School
Oundle School in Northamptonshire. Photo: Oundle School

Pupils were praised for 'a level of scholarship beyond their years’ and for 'exceptional research and analytical skills, supported by the school's emphasis on intellectual curiosity and outstanding provision of learning resources’.

The report recognised a ‘plethora of opportunities' available to pupils and said ‘pupils’ contribution to the life of local and overseas communities is outstanding’.

The pastoral provision and development of individuals was a key focus of the inspection which found ‘pupils of all ages have an acute self-knowledge and an embedded self-confidence without arrogance’.

Pupils were also described as 'passionate about addressing current social issues, including the need to respect those of different gender and race'.



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