Ofsted Reports



The October 2021 inspection was a full inspection and looked at all the independent school standards. Ofsted had the following to say about our school:

“Pupils learn well at The Vine. They come promptly to school and work hard in their lessons, rising to meet adults’ high expectations. Routines established in the early years help pupils to flourish as they move through the school. Pupils make positive choices about their learning and behaviour. The school is a calm and purposeful place to be.”

“Pupils are prepared well for life beyond the school and the community in which it is based. They demonstrate the school’s Christian values through their thoughtful conduct. They are kind and respectful to one another and to the adults who help them. They rarely need prompting to make the right choices about how to behave.”

“Pupils benefit from a well-thought-out curriculum. What and how they learn builds deliberately from the early years to the sixth form. Pupils study a broad range of subjects that prepare them well for future work and/or learning. This range of subjects is sustained to the end of Year 11. Teachers adapt and add to the Accelerated Christian Education (ACE) curriculum that the school has adopted, for example, to ensure that pupils get sufficient opportunities to write at length about their learning. Pupils respond well to how their learning is structured, developing secure knowledge about the subjects that they study. This equips them suitably for sixth-form study, either at The Vine or elsewhere, or for other career paths, such as apprenticeships.”


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