ISI Compliance Inspection 2018
The report of the ISI Compliance Inspection of the three Bedales Schools that took place on 21-22 March 2018 is available here.
The ISI Compliance Inspection seeks to provide a judgement as to whether an Independent school meets or does not meet the standards in the Education Regulations 2014, the National Minimum Standards for Boarding Schools 2015 and relevant requirements of the statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage.
In total, 28 standards were judged. We are delighted to record that we successfully met all of the required standards; subsequently, no further action is required as a result of this inspection.
Overview of inspections
Independent Schools that fall within the remit of the Independent Schools Inspectorate are normally inspected at an interval of three to six years. There are two types of inspection:
- Educational quality inspections - report on the two main outcomes for pupils: achievement and personal development. Reporting is with reference to contributory factors such as the curriculum, teaching and pastoral care.
- Regulatory compliance inspections - report on a school’s compliance with the Independent School Standards Regulations, and where applicable the National Minimum Standards for Boarding Schools and the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).
Previous inspection types included integrated inspections, standard inspections and interim inspections. Each of these types of inspection reported against a different framework but covered provision and outcomes for pupils and regulatory compliance in a combined report. Intermediate inspections of boarding and EYFS focused on the requirements for boarders and younger children.