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ENBS receives Outstanding in latest Ofsted report

Posted by Robert James

English National Ballet School is proud to announce it has been graded as Outstanding in all areas in its latest Ofsted report, following a three-day inspection in March. This latest result continues the School’s record of achieving Outstanding since inspections began.

Taking place from the 19 – 21 March 2024, the rigorous inspection saw two of His Majesty’s inspectors attend to critically assess the School’s overall performance, quality of education and training, leadership and management, safeguarding and wellbeing, pupil behaviour and attitudes, and personal development. Across the three-days inspectors observed both artistic and academic classes and met with student representatives, key staff members and members of the board of governors.

The glowing report praised English National Ballet School’s high-quality provision and exceptional support that leads to the majority of students successfully graduating into professional companies around the world.

The report states that students “are extremely well prepared for a career as a ballet dancer” and that “they receive support of an exceptionally high quality to maintain their health and well-being and to prepare them for life as a professional dancer.”  The report also praises the students, stating that they are “highly focused and dedicated to their studies” and states that “the hard work by staff and students leads to exceptional outcomes.”

Amanda Skoog, Executive Director of English National Ballet School said:I am delighted that we have received an Outstanding grade in our latest Ofsted report. This result is a testament to the amazing staff and students at ENBS, reflecting the excellence we aspire to day-in and day-out. I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the wonderful students for their tenacity, dedication and high levels of achievement, and to our staff who work tirelessly to deliver the very best education, training and pastoral care.”

James Mee, Chair of the Board of Governors of English National Ballet School added: “On behalf of the Board I would like to offer my congratulations to everyone at ENBS for this wonderful result. The report shows that ENBS is excelling in every part of the student journey – from excellent dance training, through high levels of academic work, to the exceptional opportunities on offer. I am delighted that everyone’s hard work and commitment has been recognised in this way and I would like to thank all of the members of ENBS staff, the students and the Board for their continued commitment.”

To read the full report see here.