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Queen Mary’s School Celebrates Outstanding Success in ISI Inspection

Queen Mary's is thrilled to announce the results of the recent Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) inspection, confirming that the school has met all standards fully.


Queen Mary's, a leading independent school between Ripon and Thirsk, is thrilled to announce the results of the recent Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) inspection, confirming that the school has met all standards fully. The inspection, conducted every three years, serves as a testament to Queen Mary's commitment to providing an unparalleled educational experience.

The ISI report highlights the school's dedication to academic excellence and the holistic development of its pupils stating that "pupils are articulate and express their views clearly" and "develop a strong sense of self-confidence and self-esteem."

The report commends the school on its Quality of Education, noting that "pupils benefit from a well-planned, balanced and flexible curriculum that enriches their learning opportunities and experiences." Queen Mary’s Good Schools Guide review also acknowledges the school’s strong focus on high-quality teaching and learning, where traditional subjects coexist with Coding, Performing Arts, and Entrepreneurship within the Personal Development Programme.

Queen Mary's dedication to personalised learning is evident in its diverse curriculum, offering a bespoke learning environment designed to empower pupils. The school prides itself on an extensive extra-curricular programme, with over 75 different activities each week, including Gymnastics, Dance, Debating, STEM, outstanding Music, and Choral provision.

The school's Equestrian Centre has gained national recognition, with Riders and Riding Teams winning major titles at prestigious events. Boarding options, including flexi, weekly, and full boarding, contribute to the close-knit community, fostering a supportive, family atmosphere.

The inspection reinforced Queen Mary's commitment to creating a “nurturing learning environment” and stated that “Boarders thrive in a positive boarding environment”.

Carole Cameron, Head of Queen Mary’s School is delighted with the report. “We are very proud of everything we do at Queen Mary’s and the women that Queen Mary’s pupils become. It is wonderful to receive such excellent feedback reiterating this from external inspectors. I must thank all our staff, governors, pupils and parents for making Queen Mary’s such a remarkable school.”

In the words of a Year 11 parent, "Queen Mary's is the best decision we made as parents." The school's unique combination of a small community, flexibility, personalised learning, and a commitment to creating magical childhood memories ensures that every child blossoms at Queen Mary's.

As the school celebrates this outstanding success, Queen Mary's looks forward to continuing to provide a nurturing and empowering environment for girls to thrive academically, personally, and in their extra-curricular passions.

February 2024