Inspection report recognises Prince William School

After nine years of being rated as “Requires Improvement”, Prince William School was finally returned to the rank of “Good” in Ofsted’s March inspection report, confirming the progress the school has made.

Leadership at Prince William School was praised for its high expectations for their students in both academics and behaviour, with bullying being rare. If pupils are having trouble, the school’s pastoral care team is very strong, with The Hub, being one of the School’s best attributes. The Hub has been described as a sanctuary where students can seek help and guidance. Leadership also ensures that students receive the appropriate level of career advice at every age.

The school was judged a “calm and friendly” place, and the pupils at Prince William were reported to feel safe, happy and always supported by both peers and teachers, some of whom are “inspirational” according to the pupils. The report highlighted the mutual respect between staff and pupils. Pupils are proud of their school, and they wear their uniform with much pride.

The teaching at Prince William School was also praised by the Ofsted report. It said that the staff are “ambitious and have high expectations for students”. They have very strong subject knowledge and encourage their students to participate in all of the opportunities that the school provides.

Sixth Form pupils at Prince William School said they enjoy their education and feel confident about discussing and debating their ideas in class.

According to the report, the school achieves its motto “learning for life”.

Mrs Dormor said: “I am delighted that Ofsted has recognised the significant improvements we have made since our last inspection in 2017. Student outcomes have been improving year on year, but gaining the ‘Good’ judgement from Ofsted confirms the progress we have made. Everyone has worked hard to achieve this, and we are all very proud to be acknowledged by Ofsted.

“We will now continue to build on this success and work towards making Prince William School an outstanding school.”

Alice Blackmore
May 2020