Main Findings and Key Judgements

Inspection Report 2015

Excellent_ISI

 

 

General 

    • The pupils achieve excellent standards throughout the school, and show outstanding attitudes…
    • Pupils make excellent progress as they move through the sections of the school.
    • (pupils) …. express themselves eloquently and accurately in English and Spanish…
    • Their (pupils) rapid progress is also supported by excellent teaching…
    • (pupils) …treat each other with respect, show tolerance of others’ views and beliefs…
    • They (pupils) enjoy excellent relationships, both with each other and with members of staff.
    • Pupils with EAL make a rapid progress in their acquisition of English as a result of the excellent support the receive…
    • The school combines local and UK requirements skillfully so pupils can move easily to Spanish or English language universities…
    • Pupils’ development is supported by excellent arrangements for pastoral care and welfare…
    • The excellent quality of leadership and management ensures that all sections of the school work well together…
    • The school’s EAL provision is outstanding in all areas

 

Academic / Curriculum

  • The quality of pupil’s achievements and of their learning, attitudes and skills is excellent
  • Pupils’ attainment is excellent by the time they leave the school
  • Throughout the school, pupils demonstrate excellent attitudes to learning, showing high levels of independence from the earliest age…
  • The exceptionally well-integrated approach between the English and Spanish curricula enables them to enhance each other and enrich pupils’ educational experience…
  • The curriculum is supported by extensive resources, and classrooms provide an excellent environment for learning…
  • Pupils benefit considerably from the exceptionally smooth transition from Primary to Secondary school…
  • Wide-ranging support for gifted and talented pupils is provided in many lessons…

 

Primary

  • The children’s excellent progress in EYFS reflects the careful focus on the acquisition of language skills…

Secondary

  • (Secondary pupils) express themselves eloquently, giving articulate and thoughtful responses to questions…
  • Pupils show an outstanding ability to apply their understanding of ideas…
  • The extensive activity programme…is led by qualified and experienced enthusiasts..

 

Teaching

  • The contribution of teaching is excellent…
  • Teaching assistants make a significant impact on children’s learning…
  • Questions are targeted to individual pupils so that pupils of all abilities and needs make excellent progress…
  • (Teachers) have an excellent rapport with their pupils and provide excellent support for their work…

 

Personal Development

  • Pupils show considerable self-confidence…
  • Pupils showed high levels of maturity and considerable appreciation of the importance of friends and family in their life…
  • (Pupils) much value the supportive school community…
  • (Pupils) experience in art, music and drama leads them to appreciate the awe and wonder of the world…
  • Pupils’ excellent moral development reflects the school’s high standards…
  • (Pupils) understand that making the right decision is not always easy…
  • Pupils treat others politely and respectfully…
  • The house system enables pupils to build strong relationships and team spirit in mixed age groups…
  • Pupils are very well prepared to leave school with confidence, positive attitudes and a strong value base to ensure they are ready for the challenges in the world…

Welfare, Health & Safety

  • (Pupils) thrive with an atmosphere of cooperation and mutual respect…
  • The staff know individual pupils very well and provide excellent support and guidance…
  • The school is very successful at developing happy, secure and valued pupils…
  • Strong and effective procedures promote good behaviour and guard against bullying…

Governance, Leadership & Management

  • The governors provide excellent oversight to the school…
  • The governors have invested heavily in both school accommodation and facilities…
  • (They) provide stimulus and challenge to the school…
  • The high quality of leadership allows the school to achieve its aims…
  • All senior leaders show outstanding knowledge of the pupils and staff in their care…

These are a few short quotations from our recent ISI Inspection report. Derek Laidlaw, Headmaster added

“Once again I am immensely proud of the pupils and staff for receiving such a wonderful report following 6 days of inspection by the Independent Schools Inspectorate. Our award of “Excellent” in every category is quite exceptional. I invite you to read the full report by following the link below”.

 

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Inspection Report 2012

  • The quality of the pupils’ overall achievements is excellent….
  • The commitment of the staff is exemplary.
  • Respect and trust transcend age groups.
  • Relationships are outstanding.

These are a few short quotations from our recent ISI Inspection report. Derek Laidlaw, Headmaster added

“I am immensely proud of the pupils and staff for receiving such a wonderful report following 6 days of inspection by the Independent Schools Inspectorate, one of only 6 organisations licensed by the UK Government and monitored by OfSTED, to carry out inspections of British Schools Overseas. I invite you to read the full report by following the link below.”

Download the ISI Report

 

THE SCHOOL IS COMPLIANT WITH ALL BSO REGULATIONS

https://www.schoolinspectionservice.co.uk/bso/ and https://www.schoolinspectionservice.co.uk/public-docs/SIS-BSO-handbookSept16.pdf