King Edward’s Witley praised for ‘Excellent’ care of its pupils

King Edward’s Witley received top marks from inspectors for the care and support it provides to its pupils. The Independent Schools Inspectorate found the quality of pupils’ personal development to be ‘Excellent’, the best possible grading.

King Edward’s Witley praised for ‘Excellent’ care of its pupils
King Edward's Witley pupils (Photo: King Edward's Witley)

In January, King Edward’s Witley received top marks from inspectors for the care and support it provides to its pupils.

The School faced a full inspection from the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI), an organisation appointed by the Department for Education to monitor education standards in the independent sector.

At the conclusion of a robust process where every aspect of life at the school was reviewed, inspectors applauded the quality of the school’s academic achievements – and reserved particular praise for how King Edward’s supports its pupils to grow and develop.

Joanna Wright, Head of King Edward’s Witley, said: "Our school, and particularly our pupils, shone throughout the inspection.

"What the inspector repeatedly referred to, and is the reoccurring theme of the report, is that young people thrive as individuals in our community.

"Not only do the majority of pupils gain places at some of the most highly selective and competitive universities, but they are also a credit to the school, their families and, most importantly, themselves."

Inspectors found the quality of pupils’ personal development to be ‘Excellent’, the best possible grading, and concluded that the quality of academic achievement is ‘Good’.

King Edward’s also passed all compliance and regulatory checks.

Mrs Wright added: "After the challenges of the pandemic, the outcome of this inspection is a fantastic testament to the expertise of our staff, the support of our parents and the efforts and talents of our students.

"Collectively a huge amount has been achieved over recent years and we are all immensely proud of this report.

"It is also important to stress that this is just a step in our journey as a school community.

"We have high aspirations for King Edward’s Witley, and this inspection comes at the start of a period of significant investment."

Recently King Edward’s welcomed an Olympic Gold medallist, Giselle Ansley, to open a new state-of-the-art sports pitch.

In addition, the School is developing plans to reimagine, develop and enhance a number of learning and social spaces across the school’s impressive site.

Mrs Wright said: "We should all take this opportunity to celebrate, but I really do look forward to what our school will continue to achieve in the future."