Langley School celebrates double success following inspection and a rare academic mark

Langley School marketing and publicity photographs. Day four Manor House , music, boarding and young

Langley School marketing and publicity photographs. Day four Manor House , music, boarding and young scientists. Photo : Steve Adams - Credit: Archant

A school is celebrating double success following inspection success and a rare recognition.

Langley School headmaster Dominic Findlay

Langley School headmaster Dominic Findlay - Credit: Archant

After a three-day accreditation visit, Langley School headmaster Dominic Findlay has been invited to become a member of Headmasters' and Headmistresses Conference (HMC) resulting in Langley School becoming an HMC school.

The school also received a positive inspection by the Independent Schools Inspectorate at the start of the year.

Mr Findlay said: 'I am delighted we have achieved the very demanding academic benchmark for HMC entry, and that the year on year improvements in our GCSE and A-Level results have also been recognised in the ISI report.

'This year is no exception, we have many pupils destined for Russell Group universities and are delighted that pupils have already been offered places at Oxbridge Universities, but as an all-round school that gives opportunities to all, we are also pleased to be able to cater for those who may seek more vocational routes.'

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The HMC is a professional association of heads of the world's leading independent schools and is a highly regarded academic mark.

The inspection took place shortly before Christmas and a panel of three inspectors spent many hours in the classroom talking to the children.

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Shortly after the new year, Langley underwent second inspections from the ISI at short notice and lasting over four days.

There was two parts to the inspection; first checking whether pupils' safeguarding is at the heart and then the quality of education.

The report praised the good level of pupils' academic successes and other achievements such as sport, at both recreational and elite level.

'We have an inspirational community here at Langley where the relationships between staff and pupils are key to the individual learning programmes for each and every child, this is something we pride ourselves on and it's a model that clearly works,' Mr Findlay said.

'I am immensely proud of all the staff and students, this is another milestone and I look forward to leading the school as we continue to grow and develop further.'

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