Staff and pupils at Cheltenham College are celebrating after receiving an exceptional report from inspectors, having been rated as ‘excellent’ in every single category. The report on the full school inspection, which recently took place, was full of praise for the excellent quality of pupils’ high academic achievements and learning, while the curriculum and extra-curricular programme was commended for having both balance and real breadth throughout the whole school. Read the full report here.
Headmaster, Dr Alex Peterken, commented, "To be awarded ‘excellent’ ratings in nine out of the nine categories – quality of teaching, pupil achievement and personal development, welfare, pastoral care, boarding, extra-curricular and governance and leadership - is very good news indeed and a validation of how far we’ve come since the last full inspection 6 years ago.
"I was especially pleased to hear the inspectors’ findings that the pupils are compassionate young people, committed to the needs of those less fortunate than themselves, enthusiastic about school life, and that they speak warmly about their relationships in terms of both their peers and staff. I would also like to thank all the parents for the support you give the College and for the overwhelmingly positive responses you gave as part of the inspection process.
"I am also delighted to inform you that The Prep had their inspection at the same time and also achieved ‘excellent’ ratings in all nine categories. If you would like to read their report, a copy is available here."