In July 2015, The Croft was awarded ‘Outstanding’ and ‘Excellent’ accreditations from the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) for the third consecutive inspection. The inspection report endorsed the long tradition of The Croft’s reputation as an outstanding educational provider where high quality academic achievements are supported by a caring, nurturing environment. The frequent use of both ‘Excellent’ and ‘Outstanding’, the top grade descriptors attainable, is something of which the entire Croft community is very proud.
Early Years (comprising Nursery, Little Crofters Pre-School and Reception) was rated as an ‘Outstanding’ provision in all areas with no recommendations for improvement. The inspection report noted that ‘Provision for the children’s well-being is outstanding. Children are happy and confident and benefit from the highly stimulating environment and exciting activities provided. The children’s personal and emotional development is outstanding’.
Years 1 – 6 equally impressed the inspectors who returned an overall accreditation of ‘Excellent’, the highest award in this category. The inspectors wrote, ‘The quality of pupils’ achievements and learning is excellent. Pupils are extremely well educated’. The inspectors also observed that ‘music, drama, art and sport feature strongly in the curriculum, supported by excellent facilities’ and that ‘the dynamic, well planned curriculum provides pupils with a rich learning experience, well suited to all their needs.’
Please find below our most recent Ofsted reports and relevant information from the Department for Education Performance Tables.