The Marches School is graded ‘Good’ by Ofsted.
In the most recent inspection report, Inspectors noted the following:
- Attainment in mathematics and in science is significantly above average and the proportion of students gaining one or more GCSEs at A* or A grades has been increasing
- Teaching is good and an increasing proportion is Outstanding as a result of rigorous monitoring and very well targeted professional development
- Students behave well in lessons, have positive attitudes to learning and strive to do well
- Outside of lessons, during break and at lunchtimes, students’ behaviour is particularly mature and responsible
- Students say they feel safe in school
- Students in Sixth Form have made a strong start. They are well motivated and study effectively. They made rapid gains in their understanding in the lessons observed
- Attendance is higher than the national average
The report also praised and recognised the school’s innovative curriculum and strong commitment to providing extensive opportunities for its students:
“The curriculum is imaginative, flexible and adapted well to the changing needs of students. It provides rich experiences that enhance the spiritual, moral, social and cultural understanding of all students, as well as contributing to their positive attitudes to learning. Linked to this, as an International School, there is a strong focus on broadening students’ horizons and improving their awareness of global issues and cultural diversity. Much innovative curriculum work goes on in this school.”
The report is testament to the hard work and dedication of the governors, staff, students and parents. We are a forward-thinking learning community that has always looked for inventive ways to make a difference and this was clearly recognised by Inspectors in their report. We pride ourselves on delivering an education that radiates well beyond the classroom, ensuring that each and every student has the opportunity to achieve their full potential and to enjoy as many educationally enriching experiences as possible.
To read the full report, please click here.
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