It’s official! Wingate is recognised as a “Good School”
Dear Parents and Guardians,
I am both delighted and immensely proud to share with you the results of the recent British Schools Overseas (BSO) Inspection at Wingate School.
Following an intense three days in February by a team of four Inspectors where every detail of the school was scrutinised, the Schools’ Inspection Service have accredited us with the ‘BSO’ standard status. This is a quality benchmark which means that we achieved all of the standards required to be recognised internationally as a British School Overseas. This is a fantastic achievement for Wingate School as only the top five per cent of International British schools even apply for BSO status and many do not reach the required standards. Additionally, we were reaccredited by the National Association of British Schools in Spain (NABSS).
The Inspectorate recognised many of our strengths. They highlighted the quality of teaching and learning across our school with Early Years to Year 6 achieving particularly high praise with students “achievement is at least in line with and often well above that expected nationally in England”. Our exam results at both IGCSE and A level were identified with “some particularly good results gained in 2016” identifying our five students who gained commendations from the Cambridge International exam Board: three for the highest marks in Spain for English and Business Studies and two who achieved the highest marks in the World in their Spanish exams.
The final Report can be read in full on our website or the BSO website. However, some of the many high points from the Report:
Teaching and assessment are good and sometimes outstanding
Pupils learning and achievement are good throughout the school
Teachers are very skilled at supporting pupils with English as an additional language
Pupils throughout the school are self confident and have good social skills. They are courteous to their peers, staff and visitors
Pupil welfare, health and safety in the school is good
Pupils say that bullying is not an issue but if it does occur, staff deal with it quickly and effectively
The parental responses to questionnaires completed before the inspection were overwhelmingly positive
The Head has an ambitious vision for Wingate and has appointed a strong team of senior and middle managers who share his desire for continuous improvement
There are of course, some areas for improvement. We have already begun to work on these and will continue to strive to improve all those identified. All the dedicated staff at our school will not rest on their laurels or are content to be just “Good”. We all want the very best education we can possibly provide for our students.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all parents and guardians for their contribution and continued support in the success of our school.
Mr Colin Macrae- Head of Wingate School