Nestling in the heart of the North Cotswolds countryside is a rare jewel of non-selective independent school success. Windrush Valley School is a 3 – 11 mixed, primary aged school that, for the past ten years, has been quietly breaking all sorts of records. Catering for the full ability range, its success lies in the excellent progress all children make over time (Outstanding Academic Results: ISI 2010). The school’s Foundation Unit is similarly recognised (Outstanding OfSTED 2009). In 2011, the school was included in the Times List of Top 100 schools nationally. It serves as a central focus for the whole village and benefits from the whole range of facilities in the community; the school holds an ISA award of excellence for services to the community.
“The pupils’ personal skills are excellent . . . because they are supported by caring and dedicated staff (that) strongly promote the ethos of the school and provide excellent pastoral care.” (ISI 2010).
Children learn best in a well-ordered and disciplined environment, enabling them “to demonstrate positive, enthusiastic attitudes to their work and activities . . .” (ISI 2010).