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Inspection Report and Reviews

Celebrating ‘Excellent’ All Round in 2017 ISI Inspection Report 

In May 2017, we celebrated an Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) Inspection Report that judged the school to be 'Excellent' in both Pupil Achievement and Pupil Development.

Head Master, Richard Nicholson, commented, ‘We are very pleased about the judgements the inspection team has made about the school and we are excited about the continued development of King's over the years ahead. Whilst the headline judgements cannot use language other than ‘excellent,’ very rarely, inspectors will be allowed to use more generous superlatives, so I am delighted our pastoral care is described as ‘outstanding’, and that the girls’ individual and group achievements are described as ‘exceptional’. More than anything, we are incredibly proud of our girls. I was especially pleased that the strength of our community was recognised, with the inspectors noting that 'relationships in the school are harmonious', and that 'the most frequent comment made by parents is that pupils love their school.' The girls' happiness is at the centre of everything we do, which we know to be the key to their ultimate fulfilment.’ 

Key report findings include:

'Results in A Level examinations and standardised measures of progress indicate that pupils make excellent progress by the time they leave the school compared to the average for pupils of similar abilities.’

‘Pupils’ exceptional achievements cross a very wide range of academic, creative and sporting activities.’

‘Their excellent attitudes to learning enable pupils of all ages to excel in their chosen areas, meeting the ethos of the school to aspire, achieve and enjoy what they do.’

‘Pupils develop key skills for the future, including confidence, resilience and perseverance.’

‘Pupils communicate freely, being articulate speakers who explore theories, ideas and their own views helped by the supportive, ambitious and respectful atmosphere of the school.'

‘Pupils display outstanding attitudes to all aspects of school life.'

‘Pupils develop key skills for the future, including confidence, resilience and perseverance.’

'Pupils develop strong moral values, take responsibility for their own behaviour and appreciate and value the world around them'.

The Good Schools Guide 2018

In April 2018, we were reviewed by The Good Schools Guide.  Just as ISI before them, they reported on an exciting, vibrant, and thriving school.

Key report findings include:

'King's High is carefully crafting a heady brew for the girls of absolutely top academic aspirations, endless opportunities to develop passions outside of the classroom and a focus on actions that will ground them in the real, inclusive world'.

'They plan big at King's'

'..the whole dynamic feel of the school with its can-do attitude, has meant the girls see their school
as fleet of foot and poised to take advantage of every opportunity, whether ones suggested by
the girls themselves or coming from outside'.

'Pastoral care is regarded as a great strength, and whoever you talk to, there is a sense that
every girl is known as an individual within the school'.

'The girls are just lovely. What can you say? Who wouldn't want their daughters to be like this at
18? Confident but not arrogant; excited about their future but hugely loyal to their past; believing
the world is theirs for moulding into something much fairer and better than has gone before; sure
that they can do it, but knowing they will need support and networks and kindness and empathy
to succeed'.

'If anyone doubts that girls’ schools are the catalyst for gradual but determined social revolution,
they should come to King’s High. At the heart of a relatively conservative area is this dynamic
powerhouse for social change, unleashing on the quiet byways of Warwickshire the full force of
young women who know what they want the world to look like and how to go about getting it
there. There's a careful and not sensational development of confidence and leadership, a respect
for serious academic thought and analysis that is not showy or judged by solely A*s. These
mean that King’s girls go out optimistic but realistic, determined to work towards making things
better but emotionally intelligent in their sensitivity to the views of others. A winning combination'.

Muddy Stilettos 2018

In May 2018 we were reviewed by Muddy Stilettos, as The Good Schools Guide and ISI before them, they had a range of hugely positive things to say about the school. 

Key report findings include:

'Science thrives here! Girls have been successful achieving places on some of the most competitive university courses, winning a prestigious Weizmann scholarship and achieving awards in the Biology Challenge, Physics Olympiad and Cambridge Chemistry Challenge. An extensive extracurricular programme of trips and lectures, competitions, and clubs encourage pupils to believe science is accessible, challenging and inspiring. Each year several Sixth formers participate in university-style research and in Year 8 girls study engineering'.

'King’s is very proud of its Pastoral Care which involves girls meeting their tutor twice each day, where they get the opportunity to discuss both academic and pastoral matters'.

'Sports is very strong with girls winning multiple County Championships in netball, water polo and clay pigeon shooting. Although girls and boys will continue to be taught in single-sex classes, parents and teachers feel it’s important for them to work and socialise together'.

For the full report visit: the Muddy Stilettos website. 

Year 11 girl during breaktime