MONMOUTH School has marked 400 years of educational excellence with an outstanding report from Estyn’s school inspectors in its anniversary year.
Founded in 1614, the independent day and boarding boys’ school is judged “excellent” in both current performance and prospects for improvement by Wales’ education inspectorate.
The 709-pupil school for seven to 18-year-olds, which includes The Grange preparatory school, is the first independent school in Wales to obtain an “excellent” rating in all categories, including for standards; well-being of students; learning experiences; teaching; care, support and guidance; the learning environment; leadership; improving quality; partnership working; and resource management.
The highest rating from the inspectors, who visited in March, indicates “many strengths, including significant examples of sector-leading practice”.
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