Shropshire Star

Shropshire international school proves to be top class

Shropshire’s international school has achieved the highest grade that can be awarded by the Independent Schools Inspectorate.

Concord College Principal Neil Hawkins

In their report following a recent inspection at Acton Burnell-based Concord College, the ISI found that the quality of pupils’ academic and other achievements is excellent.

The report’s key findings refer to outstanding academic achievements of pupils as shown by their attainment in public examinations and high rates of progress in lessons and independent studies.

Pupils’ attitudes to learning are said to be excellent as they are highly motivated to succeed and equally successful whether working independently or collaboratively.

The report says pupils develop outstanding study skills during their time at school and their numeracy skills are outstanding.

It goes on to say that pupils strongly respect and value the rich diversity within their school community and enjoy the many opportunities to explore the cultures, backgrounds and beliefs of their fellow pupils.

Pupils understand themselves well and rapidly develop high levels of self-confidence and self-discipline which help them to improve their own learning as they prepare for the future.

The report adds that pupils are highly collaborative and many develop excellent leadership skills during their time at school. They actively seek opportunities to contribute to their school and wider community.

Principal Neil Hawkins said: “There is a great deal of which the college can be proud. I would like to thank the staff for all they have done and continue to do to make such an outstanding report possible.”