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).
The Independent Schools Inspectorate
The ISI inspects schools according to a standard framework for inspection which it has laid down for the purposes of ensuring that standards are maintained and that the school complies with relevant legal requirements. This 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 Inspection 2016 – Reigate Grammar School is rated – ‘EXCEPTIONAL’
This is a unique accolade that sets up apart from other co-ed day schools in the country.
“Parents offered overwhelming positive expressions of support for the school and all it does”
“Pupils flourish and secure outcomes that enable opportunities for great success”
“Attitudes to learning are exemplary”
“Students show tremendous pride in their school”
“The curriculum is personalised, flexible and innovative”
“The curriculum supports the pursuit of excellence”
Overall achievement and learning is exceptional
The quality of the pupils’ achievements and learning is exceptional… Pupils are extremely well educated… Pupils possess exceptional knowledge, understanding and skills in their curricular work… in art, outstandingly sophisticated analysis and interpretation reveal a high level of creative literacy… Pupils are outstandingly successful in gaining entrance to highly competitive universities and in particular gaining a high number of places at medical school… Extra-curricular achievement is exceptional… Many pupils are selected to represent their counties and many exhibit national prowess… The attitudes to learning of pupils of all needs and abilities are exemplary… they show immense enthusiasm for their studies and great pride in their work… Pupils and teachers successfully work together to fulfil high aspirations…
The quality of pupils’ personal development is excellent
The spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of the pupils is excellent… By the time they leave the school, pupils of all needs and abilities have an excellent standard of personal development and are ready to meet the challenges of adulthood… Pupils in all year groups exhibit a well-founded sense of right and wrong reflecting the moral purpose of the school… Pupils display excellent social development… they are confident, thoughtful and considerate… they show a high level of maturity in their approach to their learning and are intellectually assured, articulate and prepared to question received ideas… Pupils are encouraged to develop their own leadership qualities and teamwork skills… they have a well-developed social conscience particularly seen in a culture of charitable giving with a well-supported programme co-ordinated through the student-led charity committee… Pupils relate easily to each other and to adults in an atmosphere of mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths, beliefs, cultures and backgrounds…
The quality of leadership and management and of Governance is excellent
The leadership ensures that the needs of pupils are at the centre of all decisions… There is a strong commitment to the need for continuous improvement… The governing body is highly successful in guiding the school to achieve its educational aims… Governors have an exemplary vision for the future of the school…