INSPECTION REPORT RATES THE ELMS SCHOOL EXCELLENT IN ALL AREAS
In November 2021, The Elms School received its latest Independent School Inspectorate (ISI) report.
The school is absolutely delighted with the inspection findings. They strongly affirm that The Elms is a safe, happy and successful school and the children are nurtured and encouraged to achieve their full potential.
The Elms School
“The quality of the pupils’ academic and other achievements is excellent.”
WHAT THEY SAID ABOUT OUR SCHOOL
- Pupils achieve excellent results in entrance examinations to senior schools with high standards of entry, and a high proportion gain scholarships for academic success, art and design, music, drama and sport.
- Pupils’ attitudes towards their learning are extraordinarily positive and supportive; they have an outstanding work ethic and take ownership of their own learning.
- Pupils make the most of the very rich range of opportunities available to them and achieve at a high level in a range of sports, music, drama and art.
- Pupils demonstrate well-developed self-confidence, self-awareness and resilience; they are accepting of their strengths and areas they need to improve and are well prepared for life.
- Pupils demonstrate extremely high levels of care and consideration for all members of the school community.
WHAT THEY SAID ABOUT OUR TEACHERS
- Teachers are excellent role models, and detailed communication between staff ensures that planning for the broad range of needs is detailed and personalised, resulting in excellent outcomes for all pupils.
- Pupils of all ages develop their physical fitness and skills for particular sports due to high-quality teaching and coaching.
- Teachers have created a safe learning environment where it is acceptable to express concern or anxiety, and the extensive grounds and easy proximity of the school farm give pupils time and space to re-set their mood if they are feeling stressed or anxious.
WHAT THEY SAID ABOUT OUR PUPILS
- Pupils’ attitudes to learning are exceptionally positive. They are enthusiastic, curious, very supportive of each other and understand how to make positive decisions about their learning or future success.
- They show genuine care and concern for each other, as seen when the oldest pupils support those in younger year groups, making sure they are happy at playtimes and ensuring they have someone to talk to if they have concerns.
- Pupils develop their own interests and talents to a high level through an extremely broad range of extra-curricular opportunities which is extensive for the size of the school.
WHAT THEY SAID ABOUT THE EYFS
- From an extremely broad range of starting points, children in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) make a high rate of progress.
- From the EYFS onwards, pupils learn to review their work in order to improve their own learning.
WHAT THEY SAID ABOUT BOARDING
- Older boarders play an important role in the well-being of younger boarders as dormitory prefects, at mealtimes and as they move around the site.
- Boarders take on a broad range of responsibilities around school including collecting the eggs from the farm in time for breakfast, helping to clear tables at mealtimes and ensuring the well-being of all their friends.