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Milton Abbey Middle Sixth celebrate excellent results | 17/08/2017

Congratulations to this year's Milton Abbey Middle Sixth who have achieved an excellent set of results in this year's A Level and Level 3 BTEC qualifications.

Art and Photography trips | 03/07/2017

With visits to Marcus Harvey's studio in Peckham, the Giacometti exhibition at the Tate Modern and trips to Lulworth Cove to sketch, paint and take photos our art and photography pupils have had lots of  inspiration to help shape their work this term.

Milton Abbey Speech Day 2017 | 03/07/2017

Parents, pupils, staff, guests and governors of Milton Abbey School gathered on 30th June to celebrate the end of the school year, look back on the many achievements of the past twelve months and say goodbye to the Middle Sixth pupils who are leaving and embarking on the next stage of their lives.

Weekend Activities - an unrivalled offer at Milton Abbey | 29/06/2017

Milton Abbey has always been an interesting and fun place at weekends but this year under the direction of Mr Wilson, the weekend activities programme reached dizzy new heights.  

Capability Bakehouse, Kitchen and Smokery - Lower Sixth Hospitality Project | 29/06/2017

This term the Lower Sixth Form Hospitality pupils have been studying the Business Enterprise unit as part of their Level 3 Hospitality BTEC qualification. 

New Third Form Pupils - Introductory Day | 29/06/2017

On Tuesday 27th June we hosted the majority of our September new Third Form entrants for their Introductory Day. 

Performing Arts Showcase by Lower Sixth Form Pupils | 29/06/2017

The recent Lower Sixth Form BTEC Performing Arts Showcase in the New Barn Theatre was a huge success.  The pieces performed on the night had been written, directed and performed by the pupils themselves and was a combination of their work over the past academic year.  

Friends of Milton Abbey School Summer Fete | 28/06/2017

The Friends of Milton Abbey School Summer Fete is now in its fourth year and last Saturday, 24th June, once again the School community came together to raise money for Julia’s House as well as SKRUM, a children’s charity working in Swaziland providing life-saving education on HIV/AIDS.

Athelstan's Adventure Weekend | 28/06/2017

Cornwall, Camping, BBQs, Surfing and Beach Cricket....what more could the Athelstan boys ask for on the inaugural Athelstan Adventure weekend?  Athelstan Housemaster Will Fraser reports.....

Milton Abbey and ‘As You Like it’- Brownsea Island  | 22/06/2017

The cast of this summer’s Brownsea Open Air Theatre (BOAT) production of ‘As You Like It’ will include two members of the Milton Abbey School community.  

Heads and Deputy Heads of School announced for 2017/18 | 16/06/2017

​Many congratulations to Phoebe Taylor and Max Thompson who have been appointed Heads of School for the next academic year and to Paige Myatt-Taylor and Ed Pawson who have been appointed Deputy Heads of School. 

CCF Exercise ' Exercise Dagger' at Scraesdon Fort | 14/06/2017

Trevor Law, describes an action packed weekend for the Third Form CCF cadets held last weekend.

Water Park Fun for Fourth Form | 14/06/2017

​Ruth Butler was among the staff who took a Fourth Form trip to  Dorset Water Park near Corfe Castle on Sunday. 

The Return of Reuben James | 14/06/2017

We were delighted to see Reuben James return with his jazz trio just after Half Term.

Headmaster's Lecture by film maker and writer Matt Dickinson | 14/06/2017

Mountaineer, film maker and writer, Matt Dickinson, spoke at Milton Abbey on Friday at the final Headmaster's Lecture of the academic year.

Sports Results - Week 8 | 14/06/2017

A round-up of sports results from week 8 of the Summer Term by Mr Lawes, Head of Sport.

Rory Bremner Brings the House Down | 13/06/2017

Milton Abbey’s New Barn Theatre was full to bursting on Saturday night with a huge audience eagerly awaiting, ‘An Evening with Rory Bremner’.   

MASPA Wine and Port Tasting Trip to Portugal | 30/05/2017

This was the third overseas MASPA wine tasting trip and it had a lot to live up to after wonderful weekends in Champagne and Tuscany over the past two years.   

Three MAA Gap Year Grants awarded to Middle Sixth Form Pupils | 30/05/2017

The Milton Abbey Association (MAA) set up Gap Year Grants five years ago. Their aim was to encourage Middle Sixth Form pupils intending to take a gap year to use their time in a constructive and purposeful way.  

Sports Results Week 5 | 24/05/2017

A round-up of sports results from week 5 of the Summer Term by Mr Lawes, Head of Sport.

Sports Results Weeks 3 and 4 | 17/05/2017

A round-up of sports results from weeks 3 and 4 of the Summer Term by Mr Lawes, Head of Sport.

Countryside Management Coasteering  | 16/05/2017

The Middle Sixth Form Countryside Management class recently went coasteering with Experience Lulworth.

Kate Reardon, Editor of Tatler, visits Milton Abbey  | 15/05/2017

On Friday 5th May Milton Abbey pupils were lucky enough to spend time picking the brains of one of the top magazine editors in the country - Kate Reardon, Editor of Tatler.

Milton Abbey’s Hunger Lunch in support of World Hunger Day | 15/05/2017

On Friday 12th May pupils and staff at Milton Abbey School had a ‘Hunger Lunch’ to support the Oxfam East Africa Famine Appeal and the upcoming World Hunger Day on 28th May.   

Enterprise pupils' masterclass with entrepreneur Annoushka Ducas MBE | 12/05/2017

On Monday 8th May Annoushka Ducas MBE, founder of Links of London and Annoushka Jewellery, visited Milton Abbey School to run workshops for our Lower Sixth Form Enterprise pupils.   

Milton Abbey Teams excel in the Ten Tors Challenge | 12/05/2017

Once again this year Milton Abbey entered two teams for the Ten Tors Competition – a junior team who took on the 35 mile challenge and a senior team who took on the 45 mile challenge.

Sports Day | 06/05/2017

Last Saturday we enjoyed Milton Abbey’s Sports Day with more pupils competing than ever.  It was a wonderful day which was greatly enjoyed by everyone, competitors and spectators alike. 

Sports Results - Week 2 | 03/05/2017

A round-up of sports results from week 2 of the Summer Term by Ben Lawes, Head of Sport.

MASPA dates for your diary | 28/04/2017

This term MASPA has organised some fantastic events – do have a look at what is on offer and book your place as soon as possible.

Tickets available: Clay Pigeon Simulated Game Day in support to the Milton Abbey Toby Mann Fund | 28/04/2017

Many of you will know of the Toby Mann Fund, set up by Toby’s parents following the tragic death of their son during his gap year in 2004.  The Toby Mann Fund has enabled many children at Milton Abbey to flourish academically and pastorally.

Franco Manca chefs go wild for our garlic | 28/04/2017

Head chefs from Franco Manca, the sourdough pizza restaurant chain with 34 pizzerias in London and southern England, descended en masse to Milton Abbey School on Wednesday, lured by tales of our delicious wild garlic.

School Farm – Spring Update | 28/04/2017

An update from Milton Abbey's School Farm which for the past three years has been developed with a view to becoming a workable, financially self-sustaining small holding.

Rose Prince teams up with Milton Abbey hospitality pupils ahead of Summer Fete | 28/04/2017

This term the hospitality department is delighted to welcome Rose Prince, journalist, columnist and cookery writer, who will be supporting the Lower Sixth Form pupils with one of their BTEC units.

​Easter Pre-Season Tennis Training Camp in Portugal | 27/04/2017

Over the Easter holidays a group of 19 Milton Abbey pupils headed to Portugal for a week long Pre-Season Tennis Training Camp at the Val de Lobo Tennis Academy.

Milton Abbey hosts prep school girls’ cricket | 27/04/2017

On Wednesday 26th April Milton Abbey School hosted six girls’ cricket matches between Port Regis and Chafyn Grove. 

Admissions events in May – come and experience a little of life in this beautiful small school. | 27/04/2017

We have some great events for prospective pupils taking place this month at Milton Abbey – please do consider them for a younger sibling or let friends with younger children know about them as they are sure to be great fun.

An Evening with Rory Bremner – Tickets selling fast | 27/04/2017

Join us for a very special fundraising event, ‘An Evening with Rory Bremner’, at Milton Abbey School on Saturday 10 June at 7pm.   

The Week's Independent Schools' Guide 2017 | 26/04/2017

Headmaster Magnus Bashaarat was invited to write an article for The Week’s Independent Schools' Guide for 2017.

Sports Results - Week 1 | 25/04/2017

A round-up of sports results from week 1 of the Summer Term by Ben Lawes, Head of Sport.

Ralph wins County Cross Country Competition | 21/03/2017

Head Boy Ralph capped off a remarkable cross country season at Canford School on Thursday when he was presented with the trophy for the Dorset Independent Schools' Cross Country Champion beating the best athletes from local rivals including Bryanston, Sherborne, Clayesmore and Canford.

Taster Day for prospective pupils | 21/03/2017

​Our Taster Day on Friday 17 March was full to bursting with prospective pupils who arrived in glorious spring sunshine ready for an action packed day.

MAA Grant Briefing Event – Marcello and The Silk Road | 20/03/2017

We were delighted to welcome Marcello back to Milton Abbey this week. Marcello, a former pupil and member of Hambro, is currently studying Anthropology and Archaeology at St. Hugh's College, Oxford.

Hospitality Pupils trip to Elystan Street and Durrants, London | 17/03/2017

This week our Middle Sixth Form Hospitality pupils enjoyed a wonderfully informative and enjoyable trip to London.

Sports Results - Week 10 | 15/03/2017

A round-up of sports results from week 10 of the Lent Term by Ben Lawes, Head of Sport.

Art and Photography Spring Exhibition  | 15/03/2017

​The Milton Abbey Art and Photography Spring Exhibition took place in the School’s Tuck Shop for the second year running on the night before Exeat. 

Archie plays polo for England | 08/03/2017

​Archie, a Fourth Form pupil at Milton Abbey, recently took part in the Polo Training Foundation’s International Cup in Florida.  

Sports Results - Week 9 | 07/03/2017

A round-up of sports results from week 9 of the Lent Term by Mr Lawes, Head of Sport.

Nick Wheeler announced as next Entrepreneur in Residence  | 06/03/2017

Milton Abbey School is delighted to announce that Nick Wheeler, the founder and Chairman of the shirt brand Charles Tyrwhitt, will be the next Entrepreneur in Residence for 2017/18.  

Round Square Exchange: Lexie in Lima! | 02/03/2017

Milton Abbey Fourth Former Lexie has arrived safe and sound in Lima, Peru, this week to start her Round Square exchange at Markham College.

Sports Results - Week 8 | 01/03/2017

A round-up of sports results from week 8 of the Lent Term by Ben Lawes, Head of Sport.

Headmaster’s Lecture – Harry Hook | 28/02/2017

On Friday evening we were delighted to welcome back Harry Hook who was at Milton Abbey in Hambro House between1972-76. 

Hambro Housemaster, Henry Stoot, writes about the recent Iceland trip | 28/02/2017

Sara Burton and I took 25 pupils to Iceland over the first few days of Half Term.  We left school early with a real sense of excitement but that was soon extinguished by the news of a nine hour flight delay. We eventually arrived in Reykjavik at 3 am and we all headed straight to bed. 

MASPA Art Tour with John Martin | 27/02/2017

Milton Abbey Parents’ Association’s (MASPA) art tour with John Martin, owner of John Martin of London, on 23 February was a fantastic opportunity to see and find out about some of the best exhibitions currently on show in London. 

Yes Chef Competition - Vasily reaches the Semi Finals | 27/02/2017

​Congratulations to Vasily who got through to the semi-finals of the competitive 2017 Yes Chef Competition which took place on Wednesday 22nd February. 

Countryside Management pupils help with lambing | 27/02/2017

Countryside Management pupils spent the day at Kingston Maurward College on Sunday 26th February helping in their lambing sheds. 

Sports Results - Week 7 | 22/02/2017

A round-up of sports results from week 7 of the Lent Term by Ben Lawes, Head of Sport.

Winner of the Milton Abbey Entrepreneur in Residence Competition announced | 21/02/2017

Congratulations to Tom who with his company T.O.M (Totally Original Merchandise) has won the Entrepreneur in Residence Competition, resulting in a prize of £2,000. Many congratulations also go to Ed and Freddie for getting so far in the competition.

Jemima wins her Class in Dressage Competition | 21/02/2017

Many congratulations to Milton Abbey pupil Jemima who came first in her class in her second ever Dressage Competition on her horse 'Pipsqueak' at the Moreton Equestrian Centre earlier this month. Jemima is in her first year in the Sixth Form, studying BTEC Equine Management. 

Congratulations to Alana Brook  | 20/02/2017

​Congratulations to Alana Brook, Milton Abbey’s Organ Scholar and Resident House Tutor in Hodgkinson, who has been made an Associate of the Royal College of Organists (ARCO).   

Charity Cabaret Evening  | 16/02/2017

Milton Abbey pupils held a Charity Cabaret evening last week to raise money for the two School charities – Julia’s House and SKRUM.    

Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR) Land Rover Trip | 08/02/2017

​Design and Technology is a subject that gives our pupils the opportunity to combine practical and technological skills with creative thinking, designing and making real and useful products.

Sports Results - Week 5 | 08/02/2017

A round-up of the sports results from week 5 of the Lent Term by Ben Lawes, Head of Sport.

Milton Abbey Prep Schools’ Debating Competition | 06/02/2017

On Wednesday 1st February, we welcomed ten teams from a wide range of local schools who were taking part in the Milton Abbey Prep Schools’ Debating Competition, now in its third year. 

Sports Results - Week 4 | 02/02/2017

A round-up of the sports results from week 4 of the Lent Term by Ben Lawes, Head of Sport.

School Shoot | 30/01/2017

A two page feature in the January edition of Dorset Magazine gave our school shoot some great local publicity.   Milton Abbey School is fortunate enough to be one of a small number of schools which runs its own pheasant shoot.

4th and 5th Form Photography and 5th Form Art Trip to London Galleries | 30/01/2017

Last week the 4th and 5th Form photographers visited the Tate Modern to see their exhibition, The Radical Eye, which is a selection of images taken from the extensive private collection of Sir Elton John. 

History of Art Trip  | 30/01/2017

L6th Form History of Art pupils enjoyed a very productive trip to the London Galleries last week where they visited both The National Gallery and The V and A.

​Graphic Design Trip to Bristol | 30/01/2017

BTEC Graphic Design pupils had a chance to learn first-hand from practising professionals in a real employment environment when they visited by Green Chameleon, an Award winning design agency based in Bristol.

New Centre for Countryside and Equine Management gets the go ahead | 30/01/2017

We are delighted to have received planning permission for the redevelopment of the old stable block to create our new Centre for Countryside and Equine Management.

Upcoming Event: ‘Spillikin’ by Pipeline Theatre Company | 30/01/2017

Pipeline Theatre Company are putting on their production of ‘Spillikin’ in the New Barn Theatre on 1st March at 7.30pm.

​Charity Cabaret Evening | 30/01/2017

After last year’s successful inaugural event, we are delighted to invite you to the second Charity Cabaret Evening at Milton Abbey School on 9th February at 7pm.  This is the night before Half Term and should be a great evening. 

MASPA Events | 30/01/2017

The Lent Term MASPA Calendar is packed full of interesting and varied events which we hope our parents will enjoy.

Making a Splash: an update from the Swimming Team | 30/01/2017

The Milton Abbey Swimming Team has had a fantastic year this far. ​The sport is more popular than ever with many pupils competing, developing their techniques and keeping fit.

Sports Reports - Week 2 | 18/01/2017

A round-up of the sports results from Week 2 of the Lent Term by Mr Lawes, Head of Sport.

Sports Reports - Week 1 | 11/01/2017

A round-up of the sports results from week 1 of the Lent Term by Mr Lawes, Head of Sport.

Mechanics – Jack’s bike is restored to former glory | 05/12/2016

As the ‘before’ and ‘after’ shots will testify, it  took a fair amount of work, dedication and skill to restore Jack’s iconic 1967 BSA to its former glory 

Charlie Walker, ‘A Long Way Home’ | 05/12/2016

We were delighted to welcome Charlie Walker – adventurer, writer, photographer and motivational speaker – to Milton Abbey to give the annual Toby Mann Lecture and the last talk of the term,  'A Long Way Home'.  

U15s Rugby Team – Unbeaten Season | 05/12/2016

Saturday’s games versus Clayesmore were always going to be important fixtures for the Milton Abbey rugby teams but none more so than for the U15s who were yet to be beaten this season. As it turned out this excellent team had another fantastic game, winning 31 – 22.

Milton Abbey Lamb: From Farm to Plate | 01/12/2016

Last Saturday, some of our Sixth Form Hospitality pupils had quite an unusual lesson in Milton Abbey’s  hospitality kitchen courtesy of Trevor Felgate.

Milton Abbey wins Schools’ Shooting Competition  | 30/11/2016

Milton Abbey pupils are celebrating after winning the recent Millfield Shooting Competition – coming 1st to beat 26 other competing school teams.  

Sports Reports - Week 12 | 30/11/2016

A round-up of the sports results from week 12 of the Michaelmas Term, by Mr Lawes, Head of Sport.

Inter-House Sport Update | 23/11/2016

Inter-House Sport update for November from the Director of Sport, Mr Lawes.

Sports Reports: Week 11 | 15/11/2016

A round-up of the sports results from week 10 of the Michaelmas Term, by Mr Lawes, Head of Sport.

Milton Abbey ‘tube’ designs go viral | 15/11/2016

Fourth Form Design and Technology pupils have been learning about Harry Beck’s iconic London Tube map and making their own versions of the design with their take on a Milton Abbey ‘tube’ map and signs. 

Aesthetica Short Film Festival | 15/11/2016

Lower Sixth Creative Media and Photography pupils’ trip to the Aesthetica Short Film Festival in York. 

Shooting Season gets off to a Flying Start | 09/11/2016

Milton Abbey School is fortunate enough to be one of a small number of schools which runs its own pheasant shoot.  The Schools hosts the shoot on five days during the season with the full cooperation of our neighbours, and is run by the pupils studying Countryside Management BTEC in the Sixth Form, as well as younger pupils in the Fourth and Fifth Form who are studying Countryside and Environment BTEC, with the help of staff and a gamekeeper.

Hospitality Lunch Box Event | 09/11/2016

The Abbot’s Hall was buzzing last Thursday lunchtime with Izzy, Timur and Katie’s ‘Lunch Box’ event.  

Sports Reports: Week 10 | 08/11/2016

A round-up of the sports results from week 10 of the Michaelmas Term, by Mr Lawes, Director of Sport.

Headmaster’s Lecture, Ben Freeth ‘Taking on a Mafia Regime in Africa’ | 08/11/2016

On Friday 4th November we welcomed Ben Freeth to Milton Abbey to give the last of this term’s Headmaster’s Lectures.  Ben spoke with great impact about the consequences of the current farm invasions campaign in Zimbabwe which has personally affected him and his family.

Hospitality Pupils’ trip to Switzerland | 07/11/2016

The Middle Sixth Form Hospitality Trip to Switzerland ahead of Half Term was a great success with pupils gaining really valuable insight into the wide range of options available to them on finishing their studies next year.  

Musician and Composer, Francis Shaw (MAA), gives pupil workshop and recital  | 24/10/2016

Composer Francis Shaw, MAA (ex Hambro, and Damer 1956-59) returned to Milton Abbey on Tuesday 18th October to give a piano workshop for pupils and an evening recital in the King’s Room.

Sports Reports: Week 6 | 17/10/2016

A round-up of the sports results for week 6 of the Michaelmas Term, by Mr Lawes, Director of Sport.

MASPA Third and Fourth Form Parents’ Lunch | 17/10/2016

Parents of children in the Third and Fourth Form at Milton Abbey met at The Polish Club in Exhibition Road for a MASPA lunch on Thursday 13th October.

Music Scholars' Lunchtime Recital  | 14/10/2016

Congratulations to our Music Scholars for a wonderful music recital on 11th October.

Inspiration for pupils at London Galleries | 13/10/2016

Pupils studying Art, Photography and History of Art enjoyed a trip to some of London’s best known Art Galleries on Tuesday 11 October.  

A Harvest Festival with a difference | 12/10/2016

Milton Abbey celebrated Harvest Festival on Sunday 9th October, one of many Christian communities doing so around the country, however this year our focus was on the refugees in Europe.  

Milton Abbey Celebrates Ten Years of Girls | 06/10/2016

Milton Abbey School has been celebrating an important landmark: it is ten years since the school became co-educational.   With girls originally joining Milton Abbey in the sixth form, this changed in 2012 when the school became fully co-educational and now girls are now very much at the centre of everyday life at the school.   

Girls' Celebration Day success | 23/09/2016

We thank all those families who attended our special Girls' Celebration Day on Sunday 18 September, marking the 10th anniversary of girls at Milton Abbey.

3D Design trip to Mini plant in Oxford | 23/09/2016

Milton Abbey's Lower Sixth Form 3D Design pupils enjoyed a fascinating trip to the BMW Mini plant in Oxford yesterday.

Milton Abbey shortlisted for TES Independent School Award | 13/09/2016

Milton Abbey has been shortlisted for the Marketing/Communications Campaign of the Year award at the TES Independent School Awards 2016.

Milton Abbey hosts pre-season rugby training | 13/09/2016

Milton Abbey played hosts to a weekend of pre-season rugby training, before the start of the Michaelmas Term this year.

Articles by Alastair Bruce and Magnus Bashaarat in latest edition of School House magazine | 12/09/2016

Milton Abbey has been featured in two articles in the Autumn/Winter edition of School House magazine, written by former pupil, Sky News commentator and historical advisor to Downton Abbey Alastair Bruce, and Headmaster Magnus Bashaarat.

Milton Abbey features in Country Life's 'beautiful schools' article | 08/09/2016

We were delighted to see Milton Abbey featured in Country Life's Guide to Good Schools supplement this month, in an article celebrating the 16 finest-looking schools in the country.

Celebration of Girls Day - Sunday 18 September | 05/09/2016

Girls currently in years 7 and 8 are warmly invited to attend our special Celebration of Girls Day on Sunday 18 September.

Headmaster, Magnus Bashaarat, advises, "Keep your options open and choose a school that offers both A Levels and BTECs" | 01/09/2016

Milton Abbey's Headmaster, Magnus Bashaarat, was invited to contribute to an article featured in the Telegraph today which examines the question of whether a child's future options will be narrowed if they pursue a vocational qualification.

GCSE results success | 26/08/2016

Congratulations to our 2016 Fifth Form on their GCSE results.  Milton Abbey has bucked the national trend and seen a continuation of its improved performance this year.

Excellent results for Milton Abbey A Level and BTEC pupils | 19/08/2016

Many congratulations to the Middle Sixth Formers who have achieved an excellent set of results in this year's A Levels and Level 3 BTEC qualifications.

'Budding business minds follow a different path at Milton Abbey' - article in today's Telegraph | 16/07/2016

An article by Anthony Gardner has featured in today's The Telegraph, highlighting Milton Abbey's unique BTEC programme and 'Entrepreneur in Residence' scheme.

Speech Day 2016 | 04/07/2016

Speech Day was once again a wonderful occasion this year - a day filled with events in celebration of the achievements of Milton Abbey pupils.

Co-founder of Carphone Warehouse, David Ross, announced as School's next Entrepreneur in Residence | 10/06/2016

We are delighted to announce that David Ross, co-founder of The Carphone Warehouse, is to be our next Entrepreneur in Residence for 2016/2017.

"Independent schools must give BTECs equal prominence to A Levels" - Telegraph article by Milton Abbey's Headmaster | 08/02/2016

An article featured in the Telegraph today, written by Milton Abbey's Headmaster, stresses that vocational courses must no longer be overlooked.

'New vocationalism' review features in Independent School Magazine | 26/01/2016

We were pleased to see a review of our recent 'Future of Vocational Learning' conference featured in this month's Independent Schools Magazine.

Milton Abbey features in BBC Sport's 'best cricket grounds in the world' feature | 04/01/2016

We were delighted to find Milton Abbey's marvellous cricket ground named in a BBC Sport cricket feature yesterday.

Good Schools Guide Review | 13/11/2015

We were pleased to receive a visit from the Good Schools Guide team recently.  They spent a day at the School speaking with pupils and staff members, exploring the beautiful site, and absorbing life at Milton Abbey.

Enterprise Workshop with Johnnie Boden | 12/10/2015

On Friday 9 October we were privileged to welcome Johnnie Boden, leader of this year's 'Entrepreneur in Residence' competition, who ran a workshop session with our BTEC Enterprise and Entrepreneurship pupils.

Excellent ISI Inspection result for Milton Abbey | 05/05/2015

A recent ISI report found that Milton Abbey is 'highly successful in achieving its aim to enable each pupil to achieve their academic potential', and the contribution of teaching throughout the School was deemed 'excellent'.