St George’s is extremely proud to announce that for the second time in a row, the School has been rated ‘excellent’ following a recent inspection from the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI).
The framework of the report has changed since St George’s was last inspected in 2015; in terms of regulations and formal frameworks the report allows the inspectors now firstly to only state whether the School is compliant with the eight British School Overseas Standards.
The majority of the report is dedicated to the quality of the students’ learning and achievements and to the quality of their personal development. In both categories St George’s was judged to be ‘excellent’ – the highest grade possible.
During the inspection, the ISI inspectors found that:
‘Students of all abilities and ages display outstanding communication skills. Their written work is of a high quality and demonstrates considerable analytical capacities. After arrival in the school, students develop fluency in spoken and written English rapidly. They relish discussion, debate and public speaking through assemblies and in competitions.’ [3.10]
In terms of the quality of the students’ personal development, the inspectors stated:
‘Students are self-confident and are determined to give their best in all situations. Self-reflection and peer assessment are exceptionally strong features of class work throughout the school, with students developing a clear awareness of their strengths and area for improvement.’ [3.18]
The inspectors commended the quality of leadership and management of the School. The inspectors noted that:
‘The governors ensure that the leadership and management demonstrate good skills and knowledge, and fulfill their responsibilities effectively, so that other standards are consistently met within the context of a British-orientated International school operating in Luxembourg, and they actively promote the well-being of the students.’ [2.19]
Dr. C Barkei, St George’s Principal, concludes:
‘This impressive inspection result is due collectively to the hard work and dedication of the students themselves as well as the teaching and assistant staff at the school, and the framework of support the administration staff provide. In addition, the Board of Governors provide unstinting encouragement and guidance to the School. Parents and families of students provide the final element of support for, and loyalty to, the School community of which we can all be very proud.’
Click here to view the report.