- Inspection Reports
The Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) arranges and carries out the inspection of any school which wishes to be accredited by the Independent Schools Council (ISC), thus enabling its head to become a member of one of the ISC’s affiliated associations of schools. The ISI also inspects every school whose head is already a member of one of these associations.
The ISI inspects schools according to a standard framework for inspection which is laid down for the purposes of ensuring that standards are maintained and that the school complies with relevant legal requirements. The framework has been agreed with the DCSF and they have recognised the ISI as the body responsible for the regular inspection of schools in England which are affiliated to the ISC.
ISI Junior and Senior Inspection Report 2006 and Interim report 2009
“The curriculum is excellent. Interesting humanities topics in the junior school complement the clear focus on English and mathematics, with strong support in science, music, art, technology, physical education and games. In the senior school, every effort is made to meet the girls’ needs, with a wide range of subjects offered at GCSE and A level.”
ISI EYFS Inspection Report 2012
The ISI inspectors who visited The Royal School this term described the Early Years provision in glowing terms. The inspectors judged the provision in the Day Care, Nursery and Reception Class to be ‘excellent’ and ‘outstanding’. These judgements were fully supported by the parents via the pre-inspection questionnaire. They agreed that ‘The overall quality and standards of the early years provision are outstanding.’
ISI Boarding Inspection Report 2012
The boarding section of the report reflects the same qualities of individualised care. Lynne Taylor-Gooby commented: “We know that emotional security is essential for healthy learning and development. This report shows that we are successful in creating this culture from the very earliest years upwards. For me the most satisfying observations in the report is ‘Children are extremely well behaved, show respect for and talk with each other and the adults who care for them…’”