The Headmaster’s Blog
I am delighted to inform that you that Huddersfield Grammar School has been found to fulfil every standard set out by the Independent Schools Inspectorate in a report released today. The school met each of the eight requirements examined during the public school watchdog’s Regulatory Compliance Inspection on February 7th and 8th.
The ISI also found that there were no recommendations to make in areas the school might improve.
The report praised the quality of education provided and noted that pupils exceed expected examination results. Students’ welfare and spiritual, moral, social and cultural development met every requirement, as did the standard of our premises, which have undergone £3.5 worth of investment in recent years. The Senior Leadership Team at HGS was also praised for having good skills and knowledge and fulfilling all responsibilities, meeting standards consistently and actively promoting students’ well-being.
I am very pleased indeed that our school community has received such a positive endorsement in its first ever inspection by the ISI, which is widely regarded as offering the gold standard in the inspection of private schools. In meeting all eight ISI standards, Huddersfield Grammar School now joins the company of the leading independent schools in the United Kingdom. This is a measure of the quality of my colleagues and the exemplary
conduct of our students.
Equally, I was most heartened by the positive feedback from parents who were surveyed by the ISI shortly before the inspection commenced, with 97% of responders expressing confidence in the leadership of the school. We continue to be a very popular choice for prospective parents as a result of our unique approach to nurturing each individual within small class sizes, whatever their academic starting point. If children are given that little bit extra nurture, they will be happier and they will thrive, both in and out of the classroom.
With best wishes,
Mr M Seaton
Published on: 16th March 2018