an independent preparatory school for girls 2½-11 & mixed 2½-7 years

ISI Inspection Report

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This inspection report follows the ISI schedule, which occupies a period of four continuous days in the school. The previous ISI inspection was in October 2014.

The Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) is the body approved by the Secretary of State for the purpose of inspecting schools belonging to the Independent Schools Council (ISC) Associations and reporting on compliance with the Education (Independent School Standards) (England) Regulations 2010, as amended. The range of these Regulations, which replace those first introduced on 1 September 2003, can be viewed on the website Additionally, inspections will consider the school’s accessibility plan under Schedule 10 of the Equality Act 2010 and the ban on corporal punishment introduced by the School Standards and Framework Act 1998.

Some of the areas highlighted are as follows:

You will be delighted to read that the inspectors found that pupils ‘attain high standards and make excellent progress’ and that their ‘achievements in Literacy and Numeracy are outstanding’.

They commented most positively on how ‘the outstanding relationships between staff and pupils help to promote very positive attitudes towards learning’. This positive attitude in turn has had the outcome that ‘they achieve a high standard of knowledge and skills in all aspects of their learning, and they are confident and articulate’.

As you know, we have a very caring ethos that has a focus on each pupil as an individual and this was reflected in the judgement that the 'pastoral care of the pupils is excellent’, and for those needing a little extra help, ‘provision for pupils with SEND is highly effective in meeting individual needs’.

In our Early Years, the Nursery and Reception Classes are judged as providing ‘children with stimulating and challenging experiences in all areas of their development’ and ‘by the end of Reception Class children of all abilities have made excellent progress’.

You may access the full report by clicking on the link below:

ISI Report