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Waverley Preparatory School and Day Nursery

Top Marks in Inspection! 'Outstanding' grade awarded.

Announcement from Blair Jenkins, Chair of Governors.


We are thrilled to report that Waverley achieved ‘top marks’ in its recent ISI (Independent Schools Inspectorate) inspection. The 4-day inspection took place in February 2024 and covered all age groups within the School and Nursery i.e. Babies through to Year 6.

We are delighted to advise that Waverley Nursery was awarded the highest possible category of ‘Outstanding’.  Our Prep school was awarded the highest result achievable by being 100% compliant in all areas.

Waverley was inspected under the new inspection framework which only came into effect in September 2023 – in light of this, the result is therefore even more impressive and is an immense credit to everyone - staff, children and parents.  Under this new framework, all aspects at Waverley were deemed to be compliant and meeting the new updated regulations. For clarification, under this new inspection system, Nurseries are still awarded a named classification (i.e. ‘Inadequate’, ‘Requires Improvement’, ‘Good’ or ’Outstanding’) but schools are not.  As all schools are re-inspected over time, classifications for schools will therefore gradually be phased out. The ISI report for Waverley can be viewed by clicking here.

I would like to thank our pupils for their exemplary behaviour during the inspection and also to the parents for the wonderful feedback and comments to the Inspectors about both the School and Nursery.

In particular, I would like to congratulate Mr. Shore (our Head) and Mrs. Harding (our Nursery Manager) for managing what is always a stressful process. In addition, every member of staff should be proud of their professionalism – a point which was noted and reported by the Inspectors.

Finally, it is always rewarding to learn that external educational professionals such as the ISI inspectors are able to visit the school and quickly recognise the superb quality of education and pastoral care that Waverley provides to its families.  


Kind regards,

Blair Jenkins, Chair of Governors, Waverley Preparatory School and Nursery


April 2024