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This School remains Outstanding

"You have created a school where leaders, governors and staff have the highest ambition for all pupils. They make excellent progress in all classes and all key stages"

January 2019


The academic ethos of Clarendon is based on the idea that high standards and improvements in pupil performances are more likely to be achieved within an environment that is nurturing, encouraging and supportive while at the same time setting challenges. The more able and independent will relish the challenges while aware that support is available when they run into difficulty. The less able and less independent will make better progress and gain in confidence with the active assistance of the staff. If the challenges and the support are to be accurately targeted it is essential that there is an effective system for monitoring and assessing pupil progress. If pupils are to respond positively to the teaching they receive they must be given praise and encouragement for the effort and progress that they make at whatever academic level they are operating. This needs to vary from encouraging remarks and praise given by their teacher to public acknowledgement of their success.

"Parents and carers hold the school in high regard and value the improvements they see in their children’s level of confidence and overall academic performance"