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Plumtree School achieves highest ‘Excellent’ rating in latest inspection

The independent school received the findings of a recent schools inspectorate report.


Phil Simpson, Headteacher at Plumtree School told the Wire:

‘I am delighted with the report from the Independent Schools Inspectorate following Plumtree School’s inspection last term.

‘Plumtree has received the highest possible judgement of ‘Excellent’ in both areas and was found to be fully compliant with all ISI regulations.

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Key findings

The quality of the pupils’ academic and other achievements is excellent.

Pupils of all ages and abilities make excellent progress and display high levels of skill, knowledge and understanding across a wide range of subjects.

Pupils are highly numerate and solve mathematical problems with confidence and skill.

Pupils are extremely capable communicators. They have excellent speaking and listening skills and use their advanced reading and writing skills to good effect across the curriculum.

Pupils are highly successful in their achievements outside the classroom in both their sporting and artistic endeavours.
The quality of the pupils’ personal development is excellent.

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Pupils are extremely self-aware and confident; they have an excellent understanding of how to improve their work and of their own strengths and challenges.

Pupils display excellent levels of social awareness and work together with high levels of success to achieve common goals.

Pupils make an outstanding contribution to the school community, taking their many and varied responsibilities seriously and undertaking them with maturity and care.

Pupils’ awareness of the wide-ranging diversity in their school and the wider world is extremely well-developed.

Perhaps the following quote sums up how the inspectors found Plumtree to be such a special place:

‘Pupils are highly confident and self-aware, flourishing in an environment which is characterised by pupils’ strong and productive relationships with each other and with the adults in the school community.

Poised and mature, they are self-reflective, recognising their strengths and taking a clear but modest pride in their achievements.’

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