Following a visit by Ofsted in March 2011, Queen Anne’s quality of care was rated ‘outstanding’ – the highest category awarded.
The main aim of the inspection, which took place in March 2011 following an inspection by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI), was to assess the quality of the pastoral and boarding provision at Queen Anne’s School. Please click here to download the full report.
Commenting on the report, Headmistress, Mrs Julia Harrington said:
We are very proud of our ‘outstanding’ Ofsted report; which confirmed what we know as a school community – that we strive to make our school a happy and caring environment in which our girls can learn and thrive to reach their full potential.
Ofsted, enjoys the full support of the Department of Education and ISI and inspects boarding schools according to a standard framework in order to ensure that standards are maintained and that the school complies with relevant legal requirements.
Some highlights from the report include:
The main inspection finding is that this is an outstanding boarding school. The girls describe their experiences of boarding at Queen Anne’s School in the most positive terms. They report loving the school and say that the school is fantastic, wonderful and brilliant.
Boarders receive highly individualised support that facilitates their development exceptionally well. While achieveing excellent results, the boarders report that boarding at Queen Anne’s School is about friendships, spirit and having a good time. They value highly the opportunities they have for learning and engaging in a very wide range of activities. They themselves describe the school as outstanding.
The school is effective in helping boarders to develop a sense of responsibility and confidence in their leadership skills. Boarders report that they feel listened to and have the power to change things. They are proud to belong to Queen Anne’s School and talk affectionately about the spirit of the school.
The opportunities on offer and the breadth of the experiences assist boarders to develop into well-balanced, open, confident, positive, creative, successful and fulfulled individuals. The school’s ‘no limits’ policy is highly effective. Boarders demonstrate that they have developed a love for learning, courage to try new things and confidence in themselves.