Inspection Report

Inspection reports provide objective and reliable accounts of the outcomes for pupils within a school.
Reports make a clear statement about the school’s compliance with regulations and, if applicable, the necessary action it must take to meet requirements. Depending on the type of inspection, recommendations may also be made to help schools identify and address any areas for improvement and build on good practice.


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.

Where applicable, these reports also include findings on boarding provision and the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

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

Please click on the links below to see our most recent inspection reports.

Educational Quality Inspection – January 2017