Headmaster welcomes report on Mostyn House
MOSTYN HOUSE School, Parkgate, has standards of
achievement most often above national norms, though it caters for
many pupils of average attainment.
That was the finding of the Independent School
Inspectorate when Mostyn House played host to a team of seven
inspectors looking at all aspects of school life for five days.
Main findings were that pupils' personal development
is nurtured expertly by dedicated staff. As a day school, it serves
an area where competition for grammar school places is intense.
Many pupils achieve worthwhile exam results and
proceed to further or higher education. The extensive programme of
sport, music and other extra-curricular activities is a further
strength. Pupils and parents speak warmly of the provision and
ethos. Pupils behave well in lessons and around school. Some pockets
of weaker teaching exist, the potential of the library is not being
exploited, and the senior management team is too large for decisive
decision making, adds the report.
Headmaster Julian Grenfell comments: "We are
delighted that the overwhelming body of conclusions in the report is
a positive endorsement of the life and work of the school. In
drawing up our next development plan we will eliminate the small
percentage of 'weaker teaching', appoint a sub committee to explore
ways of improving the library, while a review of the size and
structure of our senior management team is already under way."