Harington School is Outstanding

We are delighted to announce that students, staff, parents and governors can take great pride in Harington School having been judged Outstanding by Ofsted. The thorough inspection took place in the school between 17-19 January 2017.

Ofsted was notably impressed by our students, observing in its inspection report that “Students take a great deal of pride in their work and commit very seriously to their studies; they develop good independent learning skills and use these to enhance their subject knowledge, with striking impact on their progress. Students are highly motivated to learn and demonstrate a keen sense of enquiry in lessons; they have a very strong interest in their subjects and thrive in the academically challenging learning atmosphere.”

The quality of teaching was noted throughout the report, “Teachers’ expectations of students are very high and they are unrelenting in their pursuit of student success; they have excellent subject knowledge and use this very well to inspire students.”

Particular strengths identified by Ofsted included the culture of high expectation established by the school leaders, effective collaboration between school leaders and excellent partnerships with local feeder schools. The wealth of experience in education offered by Harington’s governors was also noted, as was the quality of support for students making decisions about higher education and careers.

A full copy of the inspection report can be downloaded here.

If you wish to view the report via the Ofsted website, please click here.