De Aston School praised for its boarding

De Aston headteacher Ellenor Beighton and chairman of governors Rev Canon Alan Robson celebrate the schools 'good' Ofsted report with pupils ENGEMN00120130228115448
De Aston headteacher Ellenor Beighton and chairman of governors Rev Canon Alan Robson celebrate the schools 'good' Ofsted report with pupils ENGEMN00120130228115448
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De Aston School has been praised by parents in a national survey of state boarding schools.

The survey for the State Boarding Schools’ Association (SBSA) reported high academic quality, the chance for children to fulfil their potential and good value.

Parents surveyed said their children were happy boarding and they would recommend the school and boarding to others.

“These results are a great vote of confidence in the quality boarding we offer at our school.

“We know our boarders are very happy to be here and their parents are pleased with not just the quality of our results but the huge range of activities we offer,” said school head Ellenor Beighton.

“By living in a close knit supportive community they gain a level of independence and maturity as well as benefiting from the academic opportunities afforded by the school.

In our multinational boarding community the students learn about different cultures and form close friendships with young people from around the world,” added Head of Boarding Steve Bunney.

SBSA chair Paul Spencer Ellis said the survey showed state boarding schools offer “breadth, depth and quality” and parents also “recognise boarding offers a fantastic all-round education for children.”

Last year, De Aston School received a ‘good’ rating from school inspectors OFSTED.

“It found outcomes for boarders were ‘outstanding,’ the quality of boarding provision and care is ‘good’, the safety of boarders is ‘good’ and the leadership and management of boarding provision is also ‘good.’

“Students attending the boarding provision are strong ambassadors for the school and show an immense amount of respect for their school community.

“The experience of boarding and the good quality of care makes an exceptionally positive impact on students’ lives.

“Consequently, students are making excellent social, personal and, in many cases, academic progress,” OFSTED said.