Palmers Green High School celebrates outstanding inspection report

1st August 2020

Palmers Green High School has been judged ‘excellent’ in all aspects of its educational provision in a report released on Friday by the Independent Schools Inspectorate. The selective school for girls, aged from three to sixteen, has also been ranked first in The Sunday Times league table for small schools in both 2010 and 2011.

Reporting on the Alice Nursery and Reception Class, inspectors said that ‘the overall effectiveness of the setting is outstanding’ and that ‘the outcomes for children are outstanding and many Reception children attain the Early Learning Goals in all areas before the end of their time in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).’

The rest of the school, according to independent school inspectors, was seen as a place where ‘achievement is excellent, with high standards of work across subjects and throughout the age and ability range’ and where ‘teaching is excellent and makes a key contribution to the success of the pupils’. They went on to say that “the school’s curricular and extra-curricular provision ensures a rich and varied educational experience of excellent quality’ and that ‘the personal development of pupils is excellent and, by the time they leave the school, they have developed moral and social values to guide them well in adult life.’

Headteacher, Christine Edmundson, said “We are absolutely delighted to be awarded all top grades in our ISI inspection for both the EYFS (Alice Nursery and Reception) and main school. The report is a testament to the pupils’ hard work, the dedication and commitment of the staff (both as subject teachers and in a pastoral capacity) and the support given by parents and governors.”

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