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St Ives Achieves a 'Double Excellent' ISI Report

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St Ives Achieves a 'Double Excellent' ISI Report


The ISI inspects against the statutory Independent Schools Standards, which cover all aspects of school life.  Schools are measured in two areas – the quality of the pupils’ academic and other achievements and the quality of the pupils’ personal development.   St Ives received excellent in both areas.  This is the highest level of accolade a school can receive. 

Kay Goldsworthy, Head Teacher at St Ives School said “We are extremely pleased to have received the highest level of grading from a school inspection and are thrilled at the comments and observations in the report about our pupils and their attitudes to learning, the dedication and outstanding levels of teaching of our staff and the kindness that is integral to the culture at St Ives.  It is an exceptional read."

The full report can be found on St Ives School’s website at . It is filled with exceptional praise, with comments like ‘Senior leaders and staff place a great emphasis on kindness, this is demonstrated in the relationships observed between pupils of different ages.  For example, pupils throughout the school play happily and purposefully together at break time.  Pupils frequently express approbation for each other and during discussions spoke with great pride about the opportunity to share messages in the gratitude box and receive feathers of kindness.’

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