Newcastle School for Boys, the Gosforth-based school educating boys aged 3 to 18, were delighted to receive their recent inspection report following a visit undertaken by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) at the School in late January.
The inspection contained two components: educational quality and focussed compliance.
The School were particularly delighted with the outcomes in the educational quality inspection which has awarded NSB the highest gradings, confirming that pupils’ academic and other achievements and their personal development were each judged to be in the highest category: excellent.
They were also very pleased that the School met all the regulatory compliance standards as it did in 2017.
Key findings from the inspection identified that:
“Pupil’s achievement is excellent as they make significant progress relative to their starting points including those with SEND and EAL.”
“Pupils mix extremely well
across all schools, being highly supportive of one another due to the strong community and family ethos feel of the school.” “Pupils demonstrate excellent levels of selfconfidence, self-awareness, resilience and self-esteem.”
Of the report Headmaster, Mr Tickner, said “It is a feature of the ISI inspection framework that it focusses on pupil outcomes, and I am particularly pleased that our pupils’ achievements have been recognised in this way. During their visit, the inspection team were keen to understand pupils’ experiences first-hand and many of them met and spoke with inspectors.
In achieving these outcomes, I would also like to acknowledge the hard work of our staff as well as the support of parents – including in completing and submitting questionnaires at short notice during the inspection. Inspection week was a demanding one but offers only a snapshot.
Inspection outcomes reflect hard work over a sustained period. We have worked particularly hard to secure the judgement of ‘excellent’ for our pupils’ academic and other achievements.
We are certainly not resting on our laurels and will shortly be announcing the focusses of the School’s continued development during the next five years.