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Rosemead Preparatory School

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Awards and Reports

ISI Inspections

Last inspection: November 2023

The inspection, which was carried out in November 2023, praised Rosemead’s academic approach to learning, pastoral care and support and the positive influence of the school’s values, vision, and leadership.

‘A highly customised approach to every pupil’s academic progress is a significant strength of the school,’ the report explained. ‘A customised learning programme in mathematics, English and reasoning caters for pupils in Year 4 and above. This, supported by an extensive enrichment programme and much support for individuals, impacts on all groups of pupils, enabling them to make good and often rapid progress over time.’

Speaking about the report, Head of Rosemead, Graeme McCafferty explained: ‘I am absolutely thrilled to share our outstanding recent inspection report with our community.

‘One standout strength that truly shines through is our highly customised approach to every child's academic progress. The report highlighted our dedication to tailoring personal learning programs for each child, particularly in subjects like Maths, English, VR, and NVR.

Graeme added: ‘What's more, our extensive learning support programme ensures that every individual in our school community not only succeeds but thrives. This recognition reaffirms our commitment to providing the best possible education for every child at Rosemead, and I couldn't be prouder of our school's achievement.’

Key findings: 

  • Governors and senior leaders work well together to promote the effectiveness of the school. Governors’ vision has a positive influence on every area of the school and drives continual improvement, for example, in the recent strategic decision to merge with another school. Senior leaders convey the aims of the school to staff clearly and provide them with effective strategies to work towards these aims
  • A highly customised approach to every pupil’s academic progress is a significant strength of the school. A customised learning programme in mathematics, English and reasoning caters for pupils in Year 4 and above. This, supported by an extensive enrichment programme and much support for individual pupils, impacts on all groups of pupils, enabling them to make good and often rapid progress over time
  • The premises and accommodation are maintained effectively. Health and safety checks and maintenance take place regularly
  • The curriculum and communication of school values, known as the ‘Roots of Rosemead’, encourage respect and strengthen pupils’ appreciation of the diversity of the school and the wider community
  • The school prepares pupils for their next steps in education effectively. Pupils are prepared for their next class and begin to learn about possible future careers
  • Safeguarding arrangements are effective. Leaders respond to any concerns promptly, ensuring that pupils receive appropriate support at the right time. This, combined with robust health and safety policies and systematic risk assessments, supports pupils’ welfare effectively

Read the full report below.

Download ISI Report (Nov 2023)

Short Visit (2020)

A highly customised approach to every pupil’s academic progress is a significant strength of the school.


Good Schools Guide

Rosemead was delighted to also receive a visit from the Good Schools Guide in early 2024. The review praised the school's leadership and future direction. 

‘With a head and staff who are emotionally engaged with, and academically ambitious for, their pupils, there is no doubt that children here are happy and make excellent progress,’ the review explained. ‘They (pupils) are attentive, polite and delightfully entertaining.’

The review adds: ‘A parent told us, ‘At the age of four, it is impossible to know who your child will be or where his or her interests and strengths will lie at 11.’ Here, the school, parents and children go on that journey of discovery together, so that when the time comes the right choices are made.

‘We think Rosemead is definitely ‘one to watch’ as it carves out a specific niche in this corner of London.’

Read the full review on the Good Schools Guide's website.


Financial Statement

Governors Report and Financial Statement - For the Year Ended 31 August 2021