The Royal School was last fully inspected in December 2015 with a further Regulatory Compliance Inspection (RCI) in September 2018. The schoool was inspected by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI). ISI inspections involve inspectors observing lessons, conducting formal interviews with pupils and examining pupils’ work. Inspectors hold discussions with senior members of staff, observe extra-curricular activities and attend registration sessions and assemblies. Parents and pupils receive pre-inspection questionnaires, the results of which are analysed by inspectors, and inspectors examine regulatory documentation. A summary of the ISI findings is below. The full report can be downloaded here.
THE ROYAL SCHOOL ISI INSPECTION REPORT 2015
THE ROYAL SCHOOL RCI REPORT 2018
THE ROYAL SCHOOL PMV REPORT 2019
THE QUALITY OF THE PUPILS’ PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
- Principles and values are actively promoted which facilitate the personal development of pupils as responsible, tolerant, law-abiding citizens.
- The standards relating to spiritual, moral, social and cultural development are met.
- Generous staff-to-child ratios enable all children to have significant interactions with adults, particularly their key persons. This ensures that language, physical and emotional development all develop well. Children are strongly prepared for their next stage of learning. (Effectiveness of Leadership and Management in EYFS)
THE QUALITY OF ACADEMIC AND OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
The teaching enables pupils to make good progress, encompasses effective behaviour management and is supported by suitable resources.
The standards relating to the quality of education are met.
All children in the registered setting make excellent progress relative to their individual starting points because of the inspiring educational experiences provided. Experienced and committed practitioners identify the children’s interests and enthusiasms to provide well-judged learning activities that ensure rapid progress and effective preparation for the next educational stage. (Quality and Standards of the EYFS)
Leaders and managers have high aspirations for the achievements and development of children in their care. (Effectiveness of Leadership and Management in EYFS)
Leaders have a strong commitment to improving children’s life chances. They have put in place thorough systems of self-evaluation in order to provide the highest standard of education. (Quality and Standards of the EYFS)
The quality of teaching, learning and assessment is outstanding. (Quality of Teaching, Learning and Assessment in EYFS)