The newly formed Bedford Greenacre Independent School, following the merger of Rushmoor School and St Andrew’s School, was has received a glowing report from the Independent Schools Inspectorate.
The school, which was formed in 2021, was inspected last month (January) and received ‘excellent in all areas’.
Principal, Mr Daniel said the pupils and staff were thrilled with the report.
“Since Rushmoor School and St Andrew’s School first started working together nearly nine years ago, we have built on each of their longstanding reputations,” he said.
“We now move forward under the new branding of Bedford Greenacre we can only grow stronger with the aim to ensure we always provide the best for the children in our care from Early Years to Sixth Form.”
Highlights from the Report include:
- Pupils, including those with specific educational needs and disabilities (SEND), make rapid progress from their starting points.
- Pupils develop strong self-awareness and self-confidence as they move through the school and display considerable resilience.
- Pupils have a highly developed moral awareness, taking the lead from excellent staff role models in all areas of the school.
- Leaders work tirelessly to build a sense of shared purpose.
- The quality of academic and other achievements is excellent. Pupils demonstrate high levels of knowledge, skills and understanding in relation to their ability and they apply them effectively across the curriculum.
- Pupils of all ages concur that individual support is instrumental in their progress.
- The quality of pupils’ personal development is excellent. Pupils assert that it is a school for everyone where all are accepted and encouraged to do their best. Inspection evidence supports that view.
- Pupils not only tolerate, but highly value the diversity of the school community. They appreciate everyone’s common humanity and express clear opinions that everybody should be treated the same and have their worth recognised.
“We are thrilled to be recognised as excellent in all areas, which underlines the hard work and care our staff and governors provide to all our pupils,” said Mr Daniel.
“Being judged as excellent is particularly pleasing at this time as we have endured the unprecedented challenges caused by the Pandemic; it shows that our commitment to the individual’s needs has endured and each pupil made progress despite the challenges.
“This is a fitting judgement in our first year under our new branding and, as we look forward to our exciting future, with building work set to start on our new modern premises later this year, it bodes very well for the times ahead.”
The full report can be accessed on the Bedford Greenacre Independent School’s website.
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