Cognita schools in Europe celebrate outstanding inspections
As the summer term begins, we are proud to reflect on six fantastic academic inspection reports obtained by our schools in Europe this academic year (2016-17). This includes a first for Cognita schools – an educational quality inspection at Cumnor House School for Boys.
Polam School in Bedford, England has received two inspections from the School Inspection Service this academic year. It was found to be outstanding in all areas for its registered provision in the early years (children under age 2), as well as outstanding in safeguarding and leadership. The report said, “The ethos of the school and its aims contribute significantly to all aspects of its outstanding provision for pupils’ personal development.”
Glenesk School in East Horsley, England was visited by the School Inspection Service and deemed to be outstanding in all areas. The report said, “Achievement is outstanding because teaching is consistently of a very high quality. Teachers are well prepared and use resources effectively”.
St Nicholas Preparatory School in London, England was judged by the School Inspection Service as outstanding in pupils’ personal development, safeguarding and effectiveness of the early years provision. The report said pupils “get off to a flying start in the early years and achieve above the national expectations for this age group. The quality of the early years’ provision, including its leadership and management, is outstanding.”
Cumnor House School for Boys in South Croydon, England was inspected on the new Independent Schools Inspectorate (IS) framework, with a focused compliance inspection and an educational quality inspection (EQI). It was found to be excellent (the top grade) in both areas of assessment. The EQI report said, “Pupils demonstrate a deep love of learning and are highly motivated as a result of leaders’ and teachers’ extremely high expectations of them, and due to the school’s ethical code, the ‘Cumnor Way’, encouraging pupils to be the best they can be.”
Hastings School in Madrid, Spain was inspected by the National Association of British Schools in Spain and deemed to be excellent.