Kensington Park School underwent its very first Ofsted inspection in October this year, and we are delighted to share with you the subsequent Kensington Park School Ofsted report.

A little over a month after opening, Ofsted inspectors visited Kensington Park School to observe lessons, examine pupils’ work and speak with both parents and pupils about their experience at the school.

With the school only having been up and running for several weeks before the inspection took place, whilst naturally, as a new school, there are areas to work on, we are proud of the judgements arrived at by Ofsted. In the report, there is a liberal smattering of words such as “excellent” and “exceptional”. Teaching staff were judged to be ‘outstanding’ and there was high praise of pupils’ attitude and behaviour.

A few highlights include:

  • Leadership and the staff have high aspirations for pupils and students.
  • Pupils have positive attitudes to learning and their behaviour in class and around the school is impeccable.
  • The sixth-form provision is exceptional. Students are prepared extremely well for their next steps.
  • Strong pastoral support for pupils contributes to their exceptional personal development, safety and well-being.
  • The curriculum is strong and broad and successfully balances academic subjects with technological, physical and creative education.
  • A strong feature of teaching and learning is the positive working relationship between pupils and staff.
  • Pupils are confident, self-assured and successful learners. Their strong appetite for learning has a positive impact on the progress they make. They engage in discussions and debates readily, and show respect for different points of view.
  • The quality of teaching is outstanding. Teachers have excellent subject knowledge and very high expectations of students.
  • The tutor system is exceptional.

View the full report here.