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Nottingham High School pupils “flourish as part of a community”, independent school inspectors find

Headmaster Kevin Fear said: “We were thrilled with the result of our inspection. It is fantastic for our hard work to be recognised by our external inspectors."

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Nottingham High School’s ISI Inspection Reports have just been published, showing the highest rating of “excellent” for the quality of pupils’ academic achievements and personal development.

The reports’ publication follows the inspection which took place at Nottingham High School in October, and documents the school’s performance and compliance with independent school regulations.

Nottingham High Infant and Junior School received a glowing report for its provision for children from Reception to Year 6. The report said: “Pupils have outstanding attitudes to learning; they show independence and maturity and willingly take responsibility for their own learning.

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“Pupils’ social development is exceptional; they collaborate well and are most supportive of each other. [Their] behaviour is exemplary; they have a strong sense of fairness and fully support the school’s ethos and high behavioural expectations set by their teachers.”

Clare Bruce, Head of Nottingham High Infant and Junior School, said: “We are so pleased to be recognised for our children’s excellent academic progress, and I am also very proud that the report highlights the children’s personal development, their love of learning and the encouragement and support that they receive from their teachers.

“We are so lucky in our school to have such dedicated staff and to be able to keep our class sizes small, ensuring that we meet our aims of valuing and nurturing every individual pupil.”

The Senior School received an equally positive report, stating: “Pupils of all abilities achieve highly across a range of subjects. Results in GCSE and A-Level have been well above in relation to the national average for maintained schools.

“Additionally, pupils develop a wide range of interests and skills outside the classroom through the extensive provision of clubs and activities offered by the school.

“Pupils flourish as part of a community which actively nurtures them and shapes their well-rounded development. Supported by strong leadership and the provision of excellent resources, pupils develop self-confidence, emotional resilience and independence, fulfilling the school’s ambitious aims.”

Headmaster Kevin Fear said: “We were thrilled with the result of our inspection. It is fantastic for our hard work to be recognised by our external inspectors.

“Taken with the recent news that for the third year in a row Nottingham High School has been named as the top independent school in the East Midlands by the Sunday Times Parent Power supplement, it shows that the School is thriving at present with so much to celebrate. I am very proud of our pupils and staff alike for this outstanding inspection report and for all the success that the school is currently achieving.”

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