Rishworth School has received a glowing inspection report.
The report says the pupils have excellent attitudes and they gain a broad education that generates interest, enjoyment and success.
Rishworth is inspected by the Independent Schools Inspectorate, which operates under the Department of Education.
Inspectors praise the leadership and management of Heathfield and Rishworth. “The headmaster with the support of his senior team has generated a friendly, caring and stimulating environment, where pupils are happy and secure, a most effective implementation of the school’s aims,” it reads.
“Pupils throughout the school are confident learners who behave extremely well and concentrate hard. They listen well and cooperate with their peers and staff because they enjoy so much of what takes place,” they found.
Their moral and cultural awareness and positive attitudes are also praised.
“A particular strength of the school is that all staff, both teaching and non-teaching, know the pupils extremely well and contribute to the creation of a supportive and positive environment.”
Rishworth was given seven Outstanding or Excellent marks, and three goods. The sub categories are littered with outstanding and excellent marks.
When their marks are tallied up, the school scores 37 out of 40.
Headmaster Richard Baker said they were delighted with the report.
“All who are associated with our excellent school should be truly proud. I extend my thanks and congratulations to my colleagues, both teaching and non-teaching, to the pupils, to the Governors and to parents for all they have done to help raise this school to the position of pre-eminence and excellence which it now enjoys and for which we have justly received independent recognition,” he said.