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© Independent Schools Inspectorate 2010
This inspection report follows the STANDARD
ISI schedule.
It consists of two parts: an
INITIAL two-day inspection of regulatory requirements followed by a three-day FINAL
(team) inspection of the school’s broader educational provision. The previous ISI inspection
was in February 2006.
The Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) is the body approved by the Government 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 2003 as subsequently amended with effect from January
2005, May 2007 and February 2009. The range of these Regulations is as follows.
(a) The quality of education provided (Curriculum)
(b) The quality of education provided (Teaching)
(c) The spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils
(d) The welfare, health and safety of pupils
(e) The suitability of staff, supply staff and proprietors
(f) The premises and accommodation
(g) The provision of information
(h) The manner in which complaints are to be handled
Legislation additional to the welfare, health and safety Standard is as follows.
(i) The Special Educational Needs and Disability Act (SENDA).
(ii) Race, gender and sexual discrimination legislation.
(iii) Corporal punishment.
The inspection was also carried out under the arrangements of the ISC Associations for the
maintenance and improvement of the quality of their membership.
ISI is also approved to inspect the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), which was
introduced in September 2008 and applies to all children in England from birth to 31
August following their fifth birthday. This report evaluates the extent to which the setting
fulfils the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework published
by the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) and follows the requirements
of the Childcare Act 2006 as subsequently amended.
The inspection does not examine the financial viability of the school or investigate its
accounting procedures. The inspectors check the school’s health and safety procedures
and comment on any significant hazards they encounter: they do not carry out an
exhaustive health and safety examination. Their inspection of the premises is from an
educational perspective and does not include in-depth examination of the structural
condition of the school, its services or other physical features.