Highest Accolades for Wimbledon High School!
The Senior and Junior Schools of WHS were inspected in October and November 2010 by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) and achieved the highest accolades of “excellent” in all areas of its activity. The ISI report is available to download in full below.
The report found that pupils’ academic achievement and personal development are excellent; teaching, leadership and pastoral care are excellent, and “pupils’ behaviour is exemplary.” The Reception year was judged “outstanding” in a separate inspection by Ofsted earlier this term (included in the report below).
Following a five‐day inspection of the school, Wimbledon High is praised throughout for its “first class curricular and extracurricular provision” and for encouraging independent thinking. Teaching throughout the school and teachers’ knowledge of their subject are reported as excellent – expectations of pupils are very high:
“Pupils demonstrate excellent attitudes to learning; they are eager self‐motivators in a purposeful, achieving community. They work highly effectively together, and their learning is enhanced by the excellent relationships they have with their teachers.”
Headmistress, Heather Hanbury, commented:
‘In an age where adherence to the national curriculum is sometimes seen as stifling children’s creativity and intellect, I am delighted that ISI inspectors recognise that particularly our 6th Form students “show high levels of intellectual robustness”. Throughout the school, Wimbledon High girls are praised for being intellectually brave and taking risks: “Pupils show great enthusiasm for their learning and develop excellent independent research skills.” I couldn’t agree more!’
Please find the report in full as a pdf below.