Celebrating an ‘Excellent’ ISI Report

Posted: 20th June 2023

Wells Cathedral School is delighted to announce the publication of the latest report from the Independent Schools Inspectorate.

The School has been awarded the highest possible grade of “Excellent” for both pupil achievement and pupil personal development, and has also passed the accompanying compliance inspection.

Head Master Alastair Tighe comments:

I am thrilled to share this report. While these headline judgments of “Excellent” are wonderfully positive, for me the true value of this outstanding report is found within the detailed examples and evidence the inspectors have used to justify their findings. I think that the report powerfully sums up what my brilliant colleagues are trying to achieve here for our pupils and why the School is such a very special place. I extend my thanks to staff, pupils, parents, governors and all members of the wider school community.”

Selected quotes from the inspection report include:

  • Pupils’ knowledge, skills and understanding are excellent in all areas of the curriculum and develop strongly as they move through the school.
  • Pupils have excellent self-awareness and confidence, show strong empathy to others, and are enthusiastic to lead change.
  • Lessons observed were characterised by good humour and enthusiasm from both pupils and teachers, cloaked in respect.
  • The standard of choral singing merits the school’s description of its choir as “world class”.
  • The school has a culture where all are respected and valued for who they are. Wells Cathedral School is an excellent example where a wide range of individuals: extremely gifted musicians, mathematicians, sports players, boarding and day pupils and the neurodiverse interact with respect, sensitivity and tolerance.
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