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Glowing Report For Sunninghill


8:03am 25th July 2014

A school in Dorchester has received a glowing report from inspectors, who say the staff  "inspire excellence".

Four inspectors spent four days at Sunninghill Preparatory School, on South Walks Road, during the summer term. It concluded that 'the school aims to inspire in its pupils a love for learning and to help them achieve to the very best of their ability. In this the school achieves a large measure of success.'

The school has 183 pupils, ranging from three months to 13 years, and the provisions for children under five were described as 'outstanding'.

Richard Miller, chairman of the governors, said: "In everything we do, we focus on educating pupils as individuals, and I'm delighted to see this report recognises how much excellent work goes on here.

"Our staff, our parents, my fellow governors and, of course, our pupils should all feel proud. We're a happy, lively, successful school."

Reports by the Independent Schools Inspectorate do not stick one overall label onto a school, as Ofsted does with state schools, but instead rate different aspects.

Headmaster Andrew Roberts-Wray is praised for “highly effective leadership, well supported by a strong management structure” and for establishing “clear educational direction.”

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