PUBLISHED 22 November 2023
After recently achieving the highest rating from in both ISI and OFSTED inspections, we are delighted to share that our Nursery and Prep School has received a glowing endorsement from the Good Schools Guide following their recent visit to the school. Many thanks to everyone who was involved in providing feedback. The following comments give a flavour of the review:
"The prep school has a strong academic leaning with a curriculum designed to push pupils to achieve their potential and prepare them for the senior school..."
"...we saw lots of buzzy, active lessons where pupils were totally engaged and enjoying themselves..."
"Kindness and support for others is at that the heart of the values AKS pupils are taught..."
"...The children are a happy, enthusiastic and hard-working bunch, they clearly get a lot from the school and give a lot back. The family feel is very strong with good evidence of academic success backed by very strong values, a skills driven curriculum and a great co-curricular offer."
Likewise, The Good Schools Guide's review of our Senior School and Sixth Form was similarly positive, including:
“Parents are clear that there is plenty of academic challenge for pupils."
“Leadership opportunities galore, not just through prefect and senior student systems but also setting up and leading clubs."
"Round Square membership gives pupils the chance to travel internationally engaging with other schools across the globe as well as superb leadership experiences."
“Sporting opportunities are inclusive; you don’t have to be the best to be included in teams - enthusiasm and taking part just as important."
"Several pupils we spoke to said a big reason for coming to AKS was the ‘great sports we get to do’.”
“The standard of work in music and drama is clearly exceptional.”
"There’s a strong emphasis on kindness here and time and again staff, parents and pupils used the word family to describe the AKS community.”
"Careers education is clearly a strength."
“Parents we spoke to struggled to make any suggestions for improvement - high praise indeed.”