The recent ISI Regulatory Compliance Inspection Report highlights that WGHS Junior School is fully compliant in all areas inspected:
Quality of education provided
Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils
Welfare, health and safety of pupils
Suitability of staff, supply staff and proprietors
Premises of and accommodation at school
Provision of information
Manner in which complaints are handled
Quality of leadership in and management of the school
As this inspection was a Compliance Inspection, the report is very formulaic and reports simply if standards are met or not met. It is very dry reading!
The School is delighted with the outcome of the inspection and the feedback during the inspection from the inspection team was excellent. They commented on the achievements of the pupils, the quality of work produced, the happiness and confidence of pupils and how well the school fulfils its aims.
The Independent Schools Inspectorate’s Report for Wakefield Girls’ High School, Junior School confirms many aspects of the educational experience at the School as excellent.
Pupil achievements, the range of curricular and extra-curricular activities, the standard of teaching, pupil care and links with parents were all deemed to be quite exceptional and fully deserving of the highest possible rating of Excellent. The Inspectors were also hugely impressed with the standard of music and sport achieved throughout the school, as well as the care, respect and courtesy shown by the girls to their peers and adults alike.
In respect of the Early Years Foundation Stage i.e. Mulberry House Nursery and the WGHS Reception classes, the outcomes for children were outstanding. They frequently exceed all their Early Learning Goals, they are creative and well-motivated, show respect and care for each other and are very self-confident. The quality of the provision was also deemed to be outstanding, with the welcoming and stimulating learning areas enabling all children to make excellent progress.
Overall this is an excellent report about life at the Wakefield Girls’ High School Junior School, reinforcing its status as one of the very best schools in the North of England.
“The school is highly effective in meeting its aim of giving a good all round education to each pupil, encouraging academic excellence, nurturing talents, developing an individual's potential and maintaining traditional values in a modern context.” ISI January 2012