As a state boarding school, the Royal Alexandra and Albert School receives two separate Ofsted inspections, one for school and one for boarding. These can be found below.


School Inspection 2024

The school has been graded as “Good” overall in the most recent section 5 inspection. 

The grades in each inspection category are as follows:



Overall effectiveness


Quality of education


Behaviour and attitudes


Personal development


Leadership and management


Sixth-form provision



Ofsted states: “Pupils are happy and well cared for at Royal Alexandra and Albert School. They benefit from positive relationships with staff across the school. Pupils feel safe, confident that if they report any concerns or worries they will be dealt with.” 

There is so much to celebrate at our school, and we continue to be impressed by the attitudes and commitment of our students and staff. You can read the full report here.


Boarding Inspection 2022

Ofsted judged the overall experiences and progress of pupils in our school as good, highlighting “the child-focused, high quality care provided by the boarding staff” whom the report describe as “passionate and dedicated.”

We are proud of the very positive outcomes mentioned in the report such as:

  • The work of our skilled safeguarding team, in providing “a coherent and joined-up approach to keeping pupils safe across the whole school.”
  • Staff and children enjoy warm and positive relationships in the boarding houses.
  • Praise for the provision of personal development opportunities for all our pupils through our school’s impressive and inclusive co-curricular offering.

A copy of the full inspection report can be found here.


You can find all of the School's Ofsted reports here.