Burgess Hill School for Girls is delighted and exceptionally proud to announce the outcome of its Junior School ISI Inspection.
The Junior School was awarded ‘Excellent’ in all areas (the equivalent of Ofsted Outstanding), and for its Early Years provision, Nursery and Reception class, was judged to be ‘Outstanding’ in all areas (EYFS is graded according to the Ofsted grade descriptors).
The inspection team found that ‘pupils were well-educated and their levels of achievement and learning were excellent. Attainment in relation to national aged-related expectations was found to be high for all pupils of all abilities. Pupils achieve excellent learning skills which effectively equip them for the next stage of their education’.
The inspectors stated that ‘Excellent arrangements are in place for pastoral care. Tolerance and understanding are at the heart of the pupils’ daily lives’. Plus they highlighted that ‘An excellent range of extra-curricular provision enhances the learning experience of all girls’.
The inspectors commented on the overwhelming support that our parents expressed for the school and the support their children receive.
Mrs Heather Miller, Head of Junior School said, “It is particularly pleasing to have our professional standards scrutinised and arbitrated by an external body and for the Junior School to be recognised for the all-round excellent educational experience it provides.”
Inspectors found that strong dynamic leadership with clear vision and determination, coupled with excellent strategic planning and high levels of self-evaluation were the key elements that ensured success.
Heather Miller added, “The success of any school comes from all who work within it, pupils, parents, teachers and support staff. It is superb that the inspectors congratulated our pupils for their initiative, their enthusiasm to learn and for their work ethic.
“I believe it is the collective and united vision of all who work within the school that ensures our pupils are provided with the appropriate amount of challenge and support within a community that is caring and loyal.”
The full report can be found at: http://www.isi.net/reports/
Report and picture contributed by Burgess Hill School for Girls.