Dame Catherine Harpur’s School and Nursery Ofsted Inspection 



The school and nursery were inspected in June 2019 and judged to be good in all areas. It is clear from the national picture that small independent schools are faced with so many challenges in order to meet such rigorous standards, and we could not be prouder of our leadership, staff, children and parents, who all helped to demonstrate that we are a GOOD school in all respects. We were delighted that OFSTED wrote about so many of our strengths in our report. It demonstrates that it is possible to meet all of the Independent school standards and provide consistently good teaching, learning and progress, without having to compromise our ideals on curriculum and assessment. What is more, this demonstrates that this is achievable, whilst providing a unique and diverse offer to families who wish for their children to join us on a flexi-school or home-school programme.

Dame Catherine Harpur’s School and Nursery OFSTED report June 2019

Our favourite quotes : OFSTED 2019

Archived Links

Main School Ofsted Page

2017 Additional Report (Nov 2017)

2017 Ofsted Report

2015 Report and additional report 2015

2011 report