Pupils, staff and parents at Warlingham Park School are celebrating after receiving their latest inspection results.

The school underwent a Focussed Compliance and Educational Quality inspection by The Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) from 18th – 21st January 2022.

The school is delighted to have been given the highest possible ‘Excellent’ rating for the quality of pupils’ personal development and to have been rated ‘Good’ for the quality of the pupils’ academic and other achievements. Other key findings include the following:

  • From the earliest age, pupils actively support each other in a highly collaborative atmosphere, respecting and recognising individual differences and needs.
  • A family ethos where all pupils display and discuss their inherent values of knowing what is expected and how to be kind and respectful is a strong feature of the school.
  • Pupils are confident communicators, who willingly present ideas and information to others.
  • Pupils’ ability to analyse, argue and reason logically are well developed.
  • Pupils’ enthusiasm is encouraged by committed staff reinforcing a productive work ethic and positive can-do approach.
  • Pupils achieve success in a range of academic and other achievements throughout their time at school, encouraged by the celebration of their successes through a plethora of different avenues, such as house points, stickers and certificates.
  • Pupils show a keen sense of wanting to do the right thing; they have pride in their good behaviour and respect for one another, taking responsibility for their part in maintaining a friendly and safe space to learn.
  • Pupils have an extremely strong appreciation of different cultural backgrounds and diversity within society.


Inspectors stated that ‘Pupils across all ages have the confidence to share ideas and exhibit high levels of self-esteem in a humble and respectful manner.’ In addition, ‘Inspectors found plenty of examples of pupils being self-reflective and challenged with a good understanding of how to improve their own learning, so that they are well prepared for the next stage of their lives.’

Commenting on the inspection result, Acting Head Andrea Shepherd said: “We are thrilled with the results of our latest ISI inspection, which is a testament to the commitment and enthusiasm of all our staff and pupils. We pride ourselves on being a supportive and nurturing school with excellent pastoral care, so we are delighted that this is reflected in the inspector’s comments.”

To read the full report, click here.