Inspection Report December 2021

The Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) is the Government approved inspectorate responsible for the inspection of Association independent schools. Schools in the Associations are ranked among the best in the world and educate more than half a million children in 1,200 schools. We see inspections as a valuable experience, as they seek to improve the quality and effectiveness of schools’ education and care.

Inspections are carried out at short notice – usually only 1 day. The inspection teams are led by professional reporting inspectors with many years’ experience, who are supported by team inspectors such as heads and senior teachers currently working in independent schools.

December 2021 Regulatory Compliance Inspection

The December 2021 inspection was a ‘Regulatory Compliance’ inspection that comments purely on our compliance with the Independent School Standards Regulations (ISSRs).

There are more than 500 regulations with which the school must comply and the inspectors look at all of them. There are eight categories that are examined, which are:

  1. Quality of education provided
  2. Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development
  3. Welfare, health and safety of pupils
  4. Suitability of staff, supply staff and proprietors
  5. Premises of and accommodation at schools
  6. Provision of information
  7. Manner in which complaints are handled
  8. Quality of leadership in and management of schools

With Regulatory Compliance inspections, each main category is graded as either ‘met’ or ‘not met’. Each of the individual regulations in each category must comply to receive an overall ‘met’ for that area. We are delighted to report that we were fully compliant and that every one of the 500 or so regulations was met. No further action is required as a result of this inspection.