School Reviews

Since our last inspection in 2019 the school has navigated the complex demands of a global pandemic, admitted girls for the first time, and currently has more pupils on role than at any time in its history.  We end the 2022-23 school year on a new high, the school’s efforts endorsed by external scrutiny at the highest level, and we are excited at the prospect of building on this strong platform going forward.

The full ISI report from June 2023 can be seen at the bottom of this page. Below are a few highlights taken directly from the report.

The school successfully achieves its aim of encouraging pupils' curiosity, critical thinking, independence of thought and strength of character through an innovative learning experience and inspirational teaching."

"Throughout the school, pupils' attitudes to learning are outstanding".  “Pupils demonstrated deep interest in their learning, explaining clearly the knowledge, skills and understanding that they had developed over time. They stated emphatically that teachers encourage them and motivate them to learn and to think for themselves.”

 “Pupils appreciate strongly the non-material aspects of life; they uphold the values of kindness, respect and integrity which encompass the spirit of the school".

"Pupils have an excellent moral understanding; they demonstrate kindness to one another and a mature understanding of the impact of their words and actions."

"Pupils throughout the school develop excellent knowledge, skills and understanding across the curriculum, benefiting from well-chosen resources and specialist facilities including the arts, science and sport".

"Principles and values are actively promoted which facilitate the personal development of pupils as responsible, tolerant, law-abiding citizens."  "Boarders' views are actively encouraged, and their opinions and concerns are appropriately considered by staff."

Focused Compliance and Educational Quality Inspection Report (JUNE 2023)

The Week                                           Described Aldro as the “Best for Sport”

Country Life                                       Described as the "Most beautiful prep school"