Pinewood is EXCELLENT!


We are celebrating the excellent results from our recent ISI (Independent Schools Inspectorate) Focused Compliance and Educational Quality Inspection which took place just before the Easter break.

Three overall judgements were given in the inspection:

  1. The school was deemed fully compliant
  2. The quality of the pupil’s academic and other achievements – Excellent
  3. The quality of the pupil’s personal development the school – Excellent

Headmaster, Philip Hoyland said:

“Overall we could not be more delighted with the report and credit goes to all of the Pinewood community for their outstanding commitment, dedication and excellence which enabled us to achieve this report. I was particularly pleased that the report highlighted the attention we give to developing children’s resilience, self-awareness and confidence, so that they are well prepared for the next stage of their education and beyond.  Outside of just providing the children with an all-round solid and enjoyable education, we want to ensure that we are equipping them well for any situation they may face later in life.”

The report talks of the excellent attitude that the children have towards learning, and credits this to the variety of teaching methods employed and the overarching ethos of encouraging and celebrating all endeavour.

It also identified how the strong foundations in pupils’ learning laid down in the Early Years pave the way for continued success throughout the school.

Director of Education and Head of Pre-Prep, Ruth Hall said:

“Deciding at what point to invest in your child’s education is something parents often wrestle with and obviously there are many considerations that need to be taken into account.  That said, we were delighted that the ISI recognised the value of the Pre-Prep education here at Pinewood and felt that the support, structure and syllabus that we teach, really does contribute to their success higher up in the school and indeed later in life.”

The comprehensive enrichment programme at Pinewood was also credited for undoubtedly aiding pupils’ learning.   No one pupil is treated the same and ‘the school fully meets its aim to release the potential of every pupil by developing character, curiosity, learning and skills’.

To read the full inspection report, please click here.