Heatherton School has been awarded the highest possible rating by The Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) on all aspects of their recent inspection in October 2021.
The educational quality inspection reports on the achievements of the pupils, including their academic and personal development, and was described as 'excellent' throughout the report.
"The available evidence from lesson observations, scrutiny of pupils’ work, and the school’s own assessment data, show attainment to be well above the national average age-related expectations, including English and Mathematics."
Inspectors also noted that the pupils’ attitude to learning is 'exceptional' and 'pupils across the school are effective communicators and develop their language skills exceptionally well, communicating with each other and their teachers at a high level.'
Heatherton’s commitment to treating each pupil as an individual was also greatly recognised by the inspectors.
The Inspectors commented that the pupils have an 'extremely well-developed sense of belief and self-confidence' and show 'humility and empathy towards others'.
Inspectors noted that pupils make 'outstanding contributions to the lives of others within the school' and are 'exceptional in their ability to work together and support each other'.
Head Nicola Nicoll said: "The girls have been their usual wonderful selves, and the inspectors have thoroughly enjoyed speaking to them in lessons and in separate groups to find out more about their views.
"We are incredibly proud of them. I must also say a public and huge thank you to the incredible team we have here... every single one has done their part to show off just how remarkable Heatherton is, and I am so grateful for their passion and their willingness to go above and beyond."