The Paragon has been rated ‘excellent’ – so say the findings of our latest ISI Inspection

We are very proud of our latest 'excellent' Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) Inspection Report.

Following our inspection by the ISI in September 2017, we are celebrating the publication of the report, which found that the school had delivered ‘excellent’ academic achievement and personal development. This is the highest accolade a school can attain. We are amongst the first schools to be inspected under the new framework and, as the Reporting Inspectors frequently reminded the school, the bar has been set higher than ever! 

The report stated that our “pupils’ attitudes to learning are exemplary” and “from their earliest days in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), pupils of all ages and abilities make excellent progress overall” and that our pupils are “confident communicators. They speak eloquently, listen attentively, and write creative and factual reports expressively.”

The inspectors also found that The Paragon “fully meets its aim to cultivate a love of learning” and that “the pupils make excellent progress and are highly successful in their entry to senior school, with many winning academic and other scholarships and awards.”

The inspectors determined that the “pupils’ self-confidence is fostered through the very positive atmosphere of mutual respect between themselves and the adults in the school” and that their “social development is excellent. They work together extremely well and display considerable social maturity.”

The new Educational Quality Inspections (EQI) report is focused on two areas: the quality of pupils’ academic and other achievements and quality of pupils’ personal development. The Paragon School achieved the highest rating of ‘excellent’ in both.

The report highlighted a particular area of strength of achievement and skill in both art and sport.

We are thrilled that we have been judged ‘excellent’ in all areas. We are delighted that the report is so full of praise for the whole school community – the fantastic staff, pupils and parents, along with our dedicated governors, who make The Paragon the wonderful place it is.

Mr, Andrew Harvey, Headmaster