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ISI Report 2023

Independent Schools Inspectorate Report 2023: Excellent

We were pleased to welcome a team of Independent Schools Inspectors into the School in March 2023, who ran a full statutory inspection.

The ISI is a government approved independent inspectorate body for independent schools, quality assured for the purpose of inspection under Section 106 of the Education and Skills Act 2008 on behalf of the Department for Education and Ofsted.

What is included in an educational quality inspection report?

"Educational quality inspection reports offer detailed assessments of a school. The report includes an introductory section on the characteristics of the school, such as its aims and ethos.

Reports focus on the two main outcomes for pupils: achievement and personal development. Reports include factors which contribute to these outcomes such as the curriculum, teaching, pastoral care, and governance, leadership and management." - ISI

What can an educational quality inspection report tell me about a school?

"Inspection reports give a frank and objective overall account of a school’s provision and outcomes for pupils. They should indicate how well the education caters for pupils of different needs and abilities, how broad the education is, what the atmosphere of the school is like – in terms of the ethos, behaviour of pupils and relationships – and how well pupils are cared for." - ISI 

The ISI grading system

For educational quality inspections ISI uses grades as part of the report. ISI does not make a single overarching judgement on a school but instead makes a clear judgement for the two aspects using one of the following four grades:

  • Excellent
  • Good
  • Sound
  • Unsatisfactory

Wellington School: Excellent

As a result, Wellington was found to have achieved the highest ISI grade possible - Excellent.

"Pupils are confident communicators.”

"Pupils display positive attitudes towards their learning and engage fully with their lessons."

"Pupils have a comprehensive level of knowledge across the subject areas and use this understanding effectively."

"Pupils achieve a high standard of result in public examinations, significantly exceeding the expectations from standardised assessments."


Inspection reports for Wellington School

ISI Inspection Report 2023: Senior and Prep School

ISI Inspection Report 2023: Summary