The Laurels School became an accredited member of the Independent Schools Association in December 2015.

The Independent Schools Association

Founded in 1879, the Independent Schools Association is one of the oldest of the independent schools’ organisations. Since 2014, they have been a registered charity and are proud to promote their charitable objectives. ISA provides professional support to over 360 member Headteachers. As a member The Laurels School benefits from high quality training opportunities and access to a wide range of membership services, while pupils can enjoy an extensive programme of local and national Sporting, Arts and Cultural events.

Ofsted Inspection 2014

The Laurels School received an excellent first Ofsted Inspection Report in November 2014. We are delighted with the recognition of the outstanding contribution made to the school’s success by the character development programme.

“The behaviour of students is outstanding.  In and out of classrooms, students take pride in behaving like mature young ladies. They display very high levels of self-discipline and good manners”

“Students’ outstanding spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is reflected in their depth of thinking”

“Teachers have very high expectations of students’ achievement, behaviour and presentation of work. They know their students well and how to meet their needs effectively”

“In lessons, they buzz with eagerness to learn and achieve highly, and they are consistently focused on their work”

“Students learn to develop moral virtues, such as fortitude and honesty. They fully understand that this helps to refine and strengthen their character, and to prepare them to become responsible citizens”