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'Outstanding’ and ‘Excellent’ ISI Report

The Croft Preparatory School in Stratford upon Avon is delighted to announce that it was awarded ‘Outstanding’ and ‘Excellent’ accreditations from the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) for the third consecutive inspection.

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.’

Headmaster, Mr Marcus Cook, commented, “The fantastic inspection findings endorse the long tradition of The Croft’s reputation as an outstanding educational provider where high quality academic achievements are underpinned by a caring, nurturing environment. I am delighted that the dedicated staff, highly motivated pupils and supportive parents have a report to be proud of and I would like to thank them for their contribution to our fabulous inspection result.”

The full report can be found on