Inspection & Awards

The School achieved ‘Excellence’ in a wide range of areas following our 2015 inspection  by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) and we were awarded the rare ‘Exceptional’ grade for the Choristers and the quality and provision of ensemble music.

We also achieved ‘Excellence’ in Personal Development, Welfare, Health & Safety, Boarding, Governance, Pastoral Care, and Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural Development. A significant number of lessons were also judged to be excellent.

"The pupils' personal development is excellent."
"They receive excellent care & support which enables them to be confident, caring & articulate." Latest ISI Inspection Report

2017 Scholarship & Award Success
Nearly 70% of our Year 8 Leavers achieved scholarships across all disciplines. A large number of Music Scholarships were achieved, along with other scholarships and awards including Outstanding Talent, Sport, Art and Drama.

Senior school destinations include Harrow, Sherborne Girls, Bryanston, Hurstpierpoint, Brighton College, Seaford College and Lancing College.

Head Master, Tim Cannell, said: “Well done to everyone concerned – the results are a testament to the hard work of the pupils, their families and our staff. I am so pleased. It has been another great scholarship year for our Year 8 Leavers and we wish them well in their next schools.”

2017 Scholarships

Brighton College 1 Music
Bryanston 1 Music
Harrow 1 Outstanding Talent
Hurstpierpoint 1 Music
Lancing College 2 Music
Seaford College 2 Art, 1 Drama, 2 Music & 1 Sport
Sherborne Girls 1 Music


Take a look at our 2016 Awards

Bedales 3 Music
Brighton College 1 Millennium All-Rounder
Lancing College 1 Music
Portsmouth Grammar 1 Academic, 1 All-Rounder, 2 Music, 1 Music Award & 1 Sport
Seaford College 1 Drama & 1 Music
Worth 1 Music


Let's go back to 2015

Ardingly College 1 Music
Brighton College 1 Academic & 1 Chess
Bryanston 1 Music
Clayesmore 1 Music
Cranleigh 1 Music
Eton College 1 Music & 1 Academic (2017)
Lancing College 2 Head Master’s Awards & 1 Music
Portsmouth Grammar 2 Head Master’s Awards & 1 Music
Portsmouth High 1 Headmistress Award
Seaford College 1 Art
Tonbridge 1 Music & 1 Choral


What happened in 2014?

Ardingly College 1 Music & 1 All Rounder
Bryanston School 1 Music
Cranleigh School 1 Academic & 3 Music
Eltham College 1 Music & 1 Academic
Lancing College 1 Sport
Portsmouth Grammar School 3 Academic, 1 Music, 1 Foundation, 1 Governors' Presentation Award Overall Achievement & 1 Governors' Presentation Award for English
Portsmouth High 1 Music & 1 Headmistress Award for English


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