ISI inspection report April 2017

In September 2016 we passed all Ofsted requirements to be able to register with the prestigious Independent Schools Association (ISA)

Schools registered with the ISA are then inspected and regulated by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI), which is an unrelated regulation body for independent schools. The same standards are applied by ISI as Ofsted, and similar reports, gradings and recommendations are made.

In April 2017 we were visited by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) for a compliance inspection.

All required standards were met (a grading is not given for this report, it is simply pass or fail). The report is attached in PDF form (opens in new window).

We are hopeful that a full inspection will happen within the next year, as we feel we are now ready to be rated as a “good” or “outstanding” school with all the hard work that has been done over the last 5 years by Mr Yearsley and his team.

Some comments from the report included:

“The teaching enables pupils to make good progress, encompasses effective behaviour management and is supported by suitable resources. A suitable framework for the assessment of pupils’ performance is in place.”

“Principles and values are actively promoted which facilitate the personal development of pupils as responsible, tolerant, law-abiding citizens.”

“The proprietor ensures that the leadership and management demonstrate good skills and knowledge, and fulfil their responsibilities effectively, so that the standards are consistently met and they actively promote the well-being of the pupils.”

Click here for the report: Bales College ISI inspection April 17