Inspection Reports

Prep School Inspections

The Prep School was inspected by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) in February 2020. The inspection focused on three distinct areas, with results as follows:

Focused Compliance Inspection – ALL AREAS COMPLIANT

This is the regulatory aspect of the inspection which focuses on whether the School has effective policies and operational procedures in place in eight regulatory areas, including safeguarding, safer recruitment, welfare, premises and health and safety.

EYFS Educational Quality Inspection – ‘OUTSTANDING’

Inspection of EYFS – Early Years Foundation Stage which is from Nursery up to and including Reception. This is monitored by OFSTED as we cater for under 2-year olds. The School was judged ‘Outstanding’, the highest grade possible.

Educational Quality Inspection – ‘EXCELLENT’

This part of the inspection focuses on the level of Academic Achievement and Personal Development from Reception to Year 6. The School was judged to be ‘Excellent’ in both areas, the highest grade possible.

You can read the report in full on the ISI Website, or download the pdf below.

Senior & Sixth Form Inspections

The Senior & Sixth Form was inspected by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) in November 2015. St Edward’s was recognised as being ‘Excellent’ in all categories.

Inspectors visited the School for four days from 24th to 27th of November. They confirmed that the School was fully compliant with all of the requirements of the Education (Independent School Standards) Regulations 2014. Following this there was a rigorous inspection of all aspects of the school’s work; the quality of pupils’ achievements and learning; the contribution of curricular and extra-curricular provision; the contribution of teaching; the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of the pupils; the contribution of arrangements for pastoral care; the contribution of arrangements for welfare, health and safety; the quality of governance; and the quality of leadership and management, including links with parents, carers and guardians. We achieved the judgement of excellent in all of the above eight categories.

We are, of course, delighted with the findings of the report, but we are certainly not complacent. We will continue to drive forward and ensure we sustain our pursuit of excellence. We have two minor recommendations which we will address and we will strive to keep on improving in all areas so that we maintain the highest standards in our provision on a daily basis.

You can read the report in full on the ISI Website, or download the pdf below.

“The children’s personal development, behaviour and welfare is outstanding. The staff provide excellent role models, encouraging the children to listen on one another and to share toys and other resources.

ISI Inspection Compliance 2017