Inspection Report

Highclare School was inspected by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (the body approved by the Secretary of State for the purpose of inspecting schools belonging to the Independent Schools Council), in November 2014. At the same time, the Nursery and Pre-School settings were inspected by the same team with regard to the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework provided by the Department for Education.

The ISI Inspection team concluded that:

  • The quality of the pupils’ achievements and learning is good
  • The contribution of curricular and extra-curricular provision is good
  • The contribution of teaching is good
  • The quality of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is excellent
  • The contribution of arrangements for pastoral care is excellent
  • The arrangements for welfare, health and safety are excellent
  • The quality of governance, leadership and management is good

With regard to the effectiveness of the Early Years Foundation Stage, the inspectors concluded that:

  • The quality of the provision is outstanding in meeting the needs of the children who attend
  • The contribution of the early years provision to the children’s well-being is outstanding
  • The leadership and management of the early years provision are good
  • The overall quality and standards of the early years provision are outstanding