INSPECTORS have given The Grange School a glowing review.

An Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) report praised the academic and extracurricular achievements of children at the Hartford school.

It said pupils ‘thrive as part of a community which actively seeks to develop the academic potential of its pupils and nurture their social awareness’.

Head of school Debbie Leonard said: “The Grange prides itself on offering an enriched education with opportunities outside the classroom and creating a strong and close community, which allows our young people to flourish academically.

Northwich Guardian:

“To see this report, I believe, really highlights how successful we have been in achieving this.

“We will continue to develop our educational offering and take on board the recommendations from the ISI to do this.

“I thank my staff and all the young people who attend The Grange for their continued and dedicated hard work in making the school the success that it is.”

Observing lessons and the school site as a whole, inspectors found ‘excellent’ study skills, a broad curriculum and strong teaching and learning.

Students ‘respect each other’ and are ‘welcoming to visitors’, with praise for recycling schemes and the attention to well-being and mental health

Endorsed by the Department for Education, the ISI acts as a watchdog – itself monitored by Ofsted.